White Supremacy a Mental Disorder?

White Supremacy

*+-Herbert Dyer Jr.: White supremacy polices how black people are allowed to identify, speak and write about – and especially move against – past and continuing white oppression.

The Language of Anti-Racism

Ending White Supremacy

*+-Scot Nakagawa: American history revolves around the story of the exploitation and exclusion of Black people. We live in denial of this reality at our own great peril.

The Lowdown on Accidental Racism

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*+-Bruce Reilly: The sensational buzz around country star Brad Paisley’s song “Accidental Racist” is perfect fodder for a Twitter blurb — but is this the extent of racial analysis we can muster in America?

2016: The Empire Strikes Back

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*+-Sikivu Hutchinson: If President Obama squanders the energy and direction of this newly galvanized constituency with more corporate toadyism and welfare for the super-rich 2012 will be the last gasp before 2016’s full court GOP insurgency

The Uppity Negress & the O.G.s

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*+-Sikivu Hutchinson: In a 2000-plus word article about the social justice outreach and scholarship of non-believers of color seems the O.G.s were most riled about the Negress’ wack critique of white supremacy and scientism in the Kumbaya atheist nation.

Trayvon Martin: White Picket Fences, White Innocence

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*+-Sikivu Hutchinson: Fifty-seven years after Emmett Till was lynched in the name of white womanhood, the murder of Trayvon Martin—a beautiful son, friend, and prospective college student—is yet another testament to the terror of white picket fence innocence.

Black and White in a Small Midwestern Town

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: That mixing in Jacksonville was regulated by the racism of stores and restaurants which black families could not enter, of high school dances for white students only, of neighborhood covenants which allowed only whites to buy property.

An Apology for Mass Mexican Deportation

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*+-Bill Fletcher: For right-wing populists and for too many of our own people, it is easier to blame the immigrant for our suffering than to recognize that capitalism will use whoever it can to weaken the power of working people.

Manago: Perhaps the Most Dangerous Black Gay Man

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*+-Rev. Irene Monroe: To a nationwide community of same-gender loving (SGL), bisexual, transgender and progressive heterosexual African American men, Manago is the MAN!, seen as a visionary, game changer and “social architect.”

Slavery and the Civil War

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*+-John Gripentrog: Was the Civil War fought over states’ rights? Yes, but states’ rights for what? Over property rights? Sure, but property rights regarding what? The answer to each of those questions is clear: The core issue was slavery.

To Be Atheist, Feminist, and Black

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*+-Sikivu Hutchinson: Sadly, there is still a fair amount of ignorance and bigotry toward black non-believers in African American communities due to the stereotype that atheists are immoral, rudderless, and not authentically black.