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
Donald Trump has the most stable approval rating of any president since Harry Truman. As we gear up for the 2020 election, the challenge we now face is the remarkable stability of his support.
A truly radical counterhegemony can only be realized by disassociating both blackness and manhood from capitalist registers of worth.
State policies shaped by white supremacy increase mortality rates in much the same way as other manmade health risks, such as pollution.
Jonathan M. Metzl
The expansion of banks such as Citigroup into Cuba, Haiti, and beyond reveal a story of capitalism built on blood, labor, and racial lines.
Peter James Hudson
In Revilletown, which was founded by freed slaves, a petrochemical company has seized ownership of an ancestral cemetery. But an attack on the dead is an attack on the living.
William J. Barber II on the the successes of civil disobedience, the failures of electoral campaigns, and why the South holds the key to transformation in this country.
Toussaint Losier, William J. Barber II
Twenty-five years later, The Bell Curve’s analysis of race and intelligence refuses to die. Reckoning with its legacy may help redirect the conversation in urgently needed ways.
Michael E. Staub
Cornel West and Deborah Chasman discuss the disproportionately white publishing world, the responsibilities and burdens of public life, and the predicament of black intellectuals today.
Cornel West, Deborah Chasman
‘Amazing Grace,’ the long-lost film of Franklin’s gospel album, offers a lesson in the deep connections between gospel and soul music.
A reading list.
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
Michelle Obama’s new book reduces racial inequality to a matter of psychological impairment that can be overcome through grit and grin.
In the 1970s, a bloc of Third World states forced the United Nations to take seriously the unequal distribution of global wealth. Could their example inspire a new generation?
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Joshua Cohen, Boston Review
Jedediah Britton-Purdy, Amy Kapczynski, David Singh Grewal
Samuel Clowes Huneke
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
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