I cannot promise that socialism would remain Democratic. That can only happen when working folks love and trust one another.
The articles in this category deal with Institutional racism. It is here that you find discussions about the kind of racism that continues to operate relentlessly on its own, like a machine, in spite of the intentions of people of good will. De facto racism, silent racism, covert racism, microaggresive behavior, implicit bias, there are lots of names for what we continue to battle in the United States - racially based unearned advantages and disadvantages. We encourage readers to join the conversation. Please peruse the articles and comment. You're sure to find lots of differenct perspectives.
Leslie D. Gregory and Tom H. Hastings: For the first time in years, the numbers of uninsured Americans are again on the rise under Trump’s regime, up more than seven million Americans without health insurance last year.
Rebecca Gordon: The roots of much of the turmoil in the current Republican Party are, however, centuries old. They go back, in fact, to the twin crimes that have helped shape this country from its very beginning: slavery and imperial expansion.
Lorelei Baird: It really undermines the notion that the immigration court system is a place where you will receive fundamental fairness.
John Feffer: The radical right has developed a global narrative that, by uniting virulent racists and commonplace conservatives, mass shooters and populist politicians, is already injecting fringe ideas into mainstream culture.
Peter Laarman: The question that puzzles and vexes me is why so few U.S. faith leaders are stepping out and talking on their own about the astonishing degree of corruption and connivance that makes the lives of so many millions so miserable.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Inglewood (once dubbed Ingle-Watts and now on the precipice of two new multi-billion dollar stadium developments that community activists have pushed back on), has become the new “jam” of Becky and Biff with 2.5 kids and a $500k starter home loan to burn on planting white picket fences in the hood.
Michael T. Hertz: Although the Brazilian healthcare system seems much fairer than the American one, the former has faced difficult financial issues, forcing patients to go to private facilities or not obtain healthcare.
Michael T. Hertz: Federal health care policy was designed, both implicitly and explicitly, to exclude black Americans.
ello, my is Alvaro Huerta and I’m a White Studies Survivor.” What does White Studies mean? (Thank you for asking.) It basically refers to a Euro-centric philosophy or curriculum taught in U.S. schools (and beyond), where there’s a racist assumption—perpetuated by the dominant culture and elites—that individuals of European origin (or white people) and their […]
Glen Ford: On “building a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border,” a subject that presidential candidate Donald Trump was loudly trumpeting in 2016, Blacks were equally as generally opposed to the concept, but significantly more fervent in their opposition than even Hispanics.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The backlash to Johnson’s ascent after the resignation of Tory Prime Minister Theresa May is reminiscent of Trumpian political turbulence.
Larry Wines: A ruthless pragmatism wholly replaced concern for those who could be usefully made scapegoats. And thus all of humanity becomes the victim of the insidious conniving, runaway ego, power-and-control megalomania of one individual.