Eric Sherman: There is no answer for your friends, neighbors and teachers, who saw in you all of the promise of a young man with his whole life ahead, callously and viciously taken from you.
Arica Colemant: I’ve been estranged, and happily so, from that God awful song with its glorification of war and schizophrenic musical arrangement.
David Love: Since Donald Trump arrived on the political scene, he has empowered white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and Klan members alike to be themselves and say and do what they please.
Soya Jung: He would talk with me about what was going on in my life, and when I told him what a mess I was, he would comfort me and make me laugh with his own stories.
Sebastián Sclofsky : Before we continue to use these great athletes and their achievements as tokens of America’s diversity and possibilities, we will do good to remember that they are not the product of the American Dream, but rather the exception to the American Nightmare.
Vijay Prashad: What is happening in America? The city of Milwaukee in the State of Wisconsin was convulsed in violence after the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers on August 13. The riot went on for two days
Nancy Scheper-Hughes: The worst part of living on the dole was the anxiety each month on the day the check was due to arrive.
Scot Nakagawa: What most animates movements on the right is not class but culture, and central to those cultural arguments are race, gender, sexuality, religion, and nationality.
Arlene R.H. Pincus: We who abhor and fear these laws should examine other social justice efforts that have changed public opinion and informed actual legislation.
Abba Solomon: That quality of being “White, But” allowed fruitful cooperation and alliances of blacks and Jews in the post Civil War era, when Jews of eastern Europe came in flood quantities to America, and African Americans came to a problematic citizenship out from bondage.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes: California Gov. Jerry Brown and the California legislature agreed to end the cap on support for families in need, most of them single mothers and their children. It took 20 years for California to reject a program based on the Clinton-era attack on “welfare as we knew it.”
The Platform is a strong and comprehensive statement for social, racial, political, and economic justice. We would very much like to live in the society it describes.
Jahsun Edmonds: Bank of America, J. P. Morgan Chase, Wachovia, Wells Fargo, Brown Brothers Harriman, The Royal Bank of Scotland, N. M. Rothschild & Sons Bank, and Lehman Brothers owned, sold, and purchased slaves.