Sunday, July 12, 2020

History shows that sustained, disruptive protests work

The lesson of these past victories is that successful change depends not on majority opinion, but on the ability of the key participants in a system to disrupt that system.

We can’t talk about immigration without acknowledging black immigrants

With strong, rich roots in the U.S., Black people are part of this country’s immigration narrative.

What is the US.-Mexico border to Indigenous peoples who have lived there?

“The effect of a wall is already in us. It already divides us… It’s a psychological wall.”

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Protesting where it hurts the super-rich

That 60% of Americans whose wealth is matched by a roomful of billionaires should be working together to fight economic injustice.
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‘What to the slave is the 4th of July?’: James Earl Jones reads Frederick...

On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.”
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The untold history of Mount Rushmore: a KKK sympathizer built monument on sacred Lakota...

“Stealing our land and then carving the faces of four white men who were colonizers, who committed genocide against Indigenous people, is an egregious act of violence.”

How might Covid-19 change our schools long-term?

What happens in the short-term will certainly be determined within the next several weeks. How institutions will deal with the longer-term impacts of this crisis are yet to be seen.

Confronting my white privilege. A film director’s journey. By Frances Causey

Ongoing protests to end systemic racism rooted in the nation’s 400 year legacy of white supremacy...

Fear of falling

If the U.S. is to break its headlong rush into failed statehood, it must begin by addressing the legitimate demands of the people this country has failed from its very inception.