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Tag: Race

David Scott

It's at the heart of what makes The Black Jacobins a classic.

Clark Randall

How a little-understood feature of urban finance—municipal bonds—fuels racial inequality.

Salim Vally, Enver Motala

The late South African intellectual and activist—imprisoned on Robben Island alongside Nelson Mandela—fought for a world without race and class. His writings remain essential.

Junot Díaz

The novel Kindred reminds us—emphatically, gruesomely—that white supremacy is us too.

J.T. Roane, N’Kosi Oates

N'Kosi Oates speaks with J.T. Roane about Philadelphia's spatial politics and resistance to racial containment.

Robin D. G. Kelley

Thelonious Monk lost (and found) in Paris.

Pranab Bardhan

Financial Times commentator Martin Wolf says "it's the economy, stupid." The truth is more complicated.

Kenda Mutongi

What does it mean for those living in the diaspora to remain attached to the land they left behind?

Ira Katznelson

Revisiting When Affirmative Action Was White, nearly two decades on.

Christopher Newfield

Institutional reform is no match for pervasive structural inequality.

Lewis Gordon, Nathalie Etoke

In the Black existentialist tradition, freedom lies in the constant struggle for liberation.

Cornel West, Panashe Chigumadzi

When Desmond Tutu reconciled African theology and Black theology.

Louise Melling

A sharp uptick in challenges to U.S. antidiscrimination laws threatens decades of progress in extending civil rights to all.

David Waldstreicher

Historian Gerald Horne has developed a grand theory of U.S. history as a series of devastating backlashes to progress—right down to the present day.

Deborah Chasman, Robin D. G. Kelley

Robin D. G. Kelley on the midterm elections.

Mike King

A posthumous collection tracks Noel Ignatiev’s commitment to class struggle, abolishing whiteness, and finding a vision of freedom in the minds and actions of working people.

Tobias Hübinette

The recent electoral success of a party with Nazi origins must be understood as part of the long history of white Swedes’ desire for racial homogeneity.

Joshua Gutterman Tranen

Harm reduction strategies, like those pioneered by queer men of color, have the best chance of stopping this disease.

Jennifer C. Nash

Freedom means a world where how I parent is simply mundane rather than overburdened with meaning. 

Jodi Dean, Charisse Burden-Stelly

And what today’s organizers can learn from them.

Nate File
 
Joseph Margulies

Draconian individual punishment distracts from systemic change and reinforces the cruelest and most racist system of incarceration on the planet.

Robin D. G. Kelley

Robin D. G. Kelley published his pathbreaking history of the Black radical imagination in 2002. Where are we two decades later?

David Hogg, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Kathleen Belew

The strategy of “leaderless resistance” has allowed white power activists to disguise the extent of their organizing.

Stuart Schrader

Its illegitimacy goes far beyond the war on drugs.

Paul Gowder

The language of universal rights can be a powerful tool for advancing social justice.

Kenia Hale, Payton Croskey, Nate File

Younger voices are using technology to respond to the needs of marginalized communities and nurture Black healing and liberation.

David Hogg, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

David Hogg and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discuss replacement theory, the gunman’s manifesto, and how we organize against violent white supremacy.

Meena Krishnamurthy

Though a means of escaping and undermining racial injustice, the practice comes with own set of costs and sacrifices.

Lawrence Rosen

Pioneering Afro-Brazilian geographer Milton Santos sought to redeem the field from its methodological fragmentation and colonial legacies.

Michelle Morse, Bram Wispelwey, Dorothy Roberts, Ruha Benjamin

A recording and transcript of our event on inequities in medicine and child welfare.

Nate File
Inspired by the work of James and Grace Lee Boggs, many young Detroit activists are turning to forms of mutual aid to meet the needs of their communities.
Robin D. G. Kelley
While W. E. B. Du Bois praised an expanding penitentiary system, T. Thomas Fortune called for investment in education and a multiracial, working-class movement.
Randall Horton
Every city I’ve lived in has been filled with racism, whether out in the open or hidden in an invisible dialogue of economics and housing. Birmingham taught me to never question what it meant to be a Black American.
Emma Lower, Mary Kathryn Nagle
The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act is an important step, but activist Mary Kathryn Nagle argues that only full restoration of Indigenous sovereignty will stop the epidemic.
Randall L. Kennedy

King could not accomplish what philosophers and theologians also failed to—distinguishing moral from immoral law in a polarized society.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Kemi Alabi’s Against Heaven answers generations of spiritual violence and threatened damnation with reclamation, repopulation, and a redefinition of heaven.

Lucy Song

By casting doubt on multiracial working-class solidarity, Jay Caspian Kang's critique of professional identity politics fails on its own terms.

nia t. evans, Dorothy Roberts

The system's roots aren't in rescuing children, but in the policing of Black, Indigenous, and poor families.

Jonna Perrillo

Laws controlling what schools teach about race and gender show an awareness that classrooms are sites of nation-building. During the Cold War, El Paso public schools knew this too when they taught the children of former Nazis how to be white Americans.

Bethany Moreton
The mystical connection between white Southern nostalgia, the global family values movement, and Russia.
Éric Morales-Franceschini
A “woke” remake that peddles in symbolic representation is not the film Puerto Ricans deserve.
Ileana Nachescu
The war is shaped by global neoliberalism, sexism, and racism—not just Cold War dynamics.