Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tag: race

Why racism is so hard to define and even harder to...

Race is mobile and ever-changing. But ultimately, it serves to maintain white supremacy, at both a local and global level.

#BlackFridays walkouts turn rage into action and community

This initiative, connected by the Twitter hashtag #BlackFridays, has resulted in a number of symbolic walkouts across the country led by a network of women of color.

How America’s perpetual warfare abroad is fueling an increase in white...

“If you look for instance at the surges in Ku Klux Klan membership, they align more consistently with the return of veterans from combat and the aftermath of war than they do with anti-immigration, populism, economic hardship or any of the other factors that historians have typically used to explain them."

Making meaning of the elections and navigating what comes next

As we stay engaged to make sure all the votes are counted, we also begin to shift toward reflection, recalibration and recommitment.

Trump’s only election strategy was racism

Republicans can only win by racial gerrymandering and voter suppression. And Trump can only win by using fear and racism.

We won’t let them take away our right to vote

"We are the Many, and they are Few – and if we decide to stand together, to make our voices heard, no one and nothing will stop us."

Hate unbound

Politicians and media moguls have long understood that fear and hate sell better than hope and compassion, no matter how much we might wish it otherwise.

It’s time to go on the offensive against racism

That is the shift that can make possible, at long last, a decisive win against racism.

Increased restrictions on protest won’t keep communities safer

Instead of looking to combat-ready police to solve the problem of public disruption, the community itself has the capacity to create structures of safety and support by focusing on solidarity and confronting the foundational issues that are causing the violence in the first place.

California Neo-Nazi group members arrested for role in violence at rallies...

The men are accused of participating in violent attacks, as well as using the internet to incite violence ahead of various events.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Democrats are afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez too. And that’s a good thing.

Chief among the reasons for the tension? Ocasio-Cortez’s apparent support for progressive primary challenges against centrist Democrats.

Majority of Americans support a 70% tax rate for mega-rich

"I don't think it's surprising. What we see, overall, is that the vast majority of Americans know that income inequality is one of the biggest issues of our time."

Arizona activists face jail time for providing life-saving aid to migrants crossing Sonoran Desert

Arizona, activists with the humanitarian group No More Deaths go to trial today facing charges for a slew of federal crimes, all due to their efforts to leave water and food in the harsh Sonoran Desert to help refugees and migrants survive the deadly journey across the U.S. border.

US politicians are selling out First Amendment and country for AIPAC cash

Now Congress is climbing on this shameless anti-Constitutional bandwagon.

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