A Political and Literary Forum
A transcript of our panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Elizabeth Hinton, Robin D. G. Kelley, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Brandon M. Terry, Cornel West
COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black communities is just one of many respiratory inequities shaped by systemic racism.
In this new series, philosophers reflect on the meaning of racial fraud, exploring its stakes—ethical and political, social and historical—and what it tells about the legacy and lived experience of racial injustice.
Unlike gender inequality, racial inequality primarily accumulates across generations. Transracial identification undermines collective reckoning with that injustice.
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
We should condemn the president-elect’s record on race, but that does not foreclose hope for his administration.
Surveying Trumpland with Cedric Robinson
Robin D. G. Kelley
Recent debates have centered on whether it’s appropriate to compare Trump to European fascists. But radical Black thinkers have long argued that racial slavery created its own unique form of American fascism.
Trump is the latest in a long line of politicians who have leveraged the fear of white voters. A new path forward must address the structures and finances that propagate, sustain, and shamelessly benefit from it.
Jonathan M. Metzl
The simultaneous success of Trump and Brexit was no coincidence: white supremacist politics are international in scope and often share entwined histories.
Daniel Geary, Camilla Schofield, Jennifer Sutton
As a culture of protest took hold in 1960s LA, communities of color also prioritized a radical tradition of care, emphasizing mutual aid, community control, and the transformative power of art and politics.
In a political season of dog whistles, we must be attentive to how talk of American freedom has long been connected to the presumed right of whites to dominate everyone else.
The popular new genre of antiracist nonfiction seeks to educate white readers about race, but it does not center more powerful critiques from the Black radical tradition.
We know that faculty retirement policies shape racial and gender diversity on campus. What universities do now in the face of COVID-19 will have long-term consequences.
Daniel E. Ho, Oluchi Mbonu, Anne McDonough
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Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
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