David Love: How condescending it is for a politician to tell suffering, oppressed people how to respond to their victimization, that they should engage in their activism in a docile, peaceful, and non-threatening manner — to white folks, that is.
Scot Nakagawa: Those who say activists for racial justice ought not preach to the choir are too personally invested in the people doing the singing to hear what they sound like to those for whom they are strangers or even the “other.”
Hector Villagra: WWill we allow the needless killing and abuse of our brothers and sisters to continue? Or will we rewrite the rules for policing and hold individual officers and law enforcement agencies accountable for treating everyone fairly?
lived for nearly 25 years in Portland, Oregon. There I staffed an organization dedicated to fighting vigilante white supremacists. In order to fight the white right, we built a base that was made up almost entirely of white progressives. I also served as the Executive Director of the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation, a financial resource […]
Berry Craig: “The Jefferson Davis statue belongs in a museum, where history is taught, rather than in the state Capitol, where laws are made, where rights are upheld and where we strive for equal justice under the law.”
Yohuru Williams: Perhaps if Sandra Bland, Raynette Turner, and the other women who have died were lions, then the majority of Americans could understand why the deafening indifference to their deaths wounds our pride.
Natasha Minsker: Now, a new poll shows that California voters overwhelmingly see a problem with biased policing in our state and support reforms to address the issue.
eading the news these days is like Marty McFly going from 1985 to 1955 in the film Back to the Future. It’s 2015 and African-American Section 8 holders are still denied housing in majority white neighborhoods. Black kids still attend segregated schools, And 50 years after Watts, and twenty years after Rodney King, white police […]
Steven Singer: It’s not that they hate him or want him to fail. He represents the one thing in which it is most painful to believe – hope.
Rosemary Joyce: The formation of social memory would arguably have drawn power from the many examples of “No Irish Need Apply” used in print ads.
Sincere Kiraboo: White power propaganda enabled Arno to attach his self-concept with an ideal that exalted him and people of his ilk above others.
Irene Monroe: “The reality of unarmed African American women being beaten, profiled, sexually violated and murdered by law enforcement officials with alarming regularity is too often ignored – especially with the focus of police brutality on African African males.”
Peter Laarman & Shakeel Syed: Our mass killers are almost all profoundly isolated and alienated; they are lost souls who imagine they will “achieve” something through lethal violence.