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
While the United States has expanded its borders of inclusion over time, the borders of whiteness have never fallen. Only a robust black public sphere can change that.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Focusing only on Confederate monuments misses that racism is memorialized everywhere.
Jonathan Beecher Field
Black feminism and the 2 Live Crew.
Kimberlé W. Crenshaw
Coretta Scott King saw economic precarity as not just a side effect of racial subjugation, but as central to its functioning.
We can learn from the surprising coalition of people who sheltered and rescued escaped slaves.
A basic income that supplemented existing welfare structures could make everyone safer while ending the most pernicious forms of policing.
Reagan never really believed that Martin Luther King, Jr., deserved a holiday.
Justin Gomer, Christopher Petrella
A critical handbook for racial justice in the age of Trump.
W. E. B. Du Bois may be our keenest critic of Trumpism today.
A critique that anticipated the political currents of contemporary America.
Robin D. G. Kelley
What can W. E. B. Du Bois and the black radical tradition tell us about Trump's election and radical political action today?
What if we use the history of slavery as a standpoint from which to rethink our notion of justice today?
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Robin D. G. Kelley
Michael Patrick Lynch
Alex de Waal
Jedediah Britton-Purdy, Amy Kapczynski, David Singh Grewal
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