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Second chances are the currency of white supremacy. To be white is to colonize the afterlife.
The focus on Muslim anti-Semitism obscures the real quandary of multiculturalism in Angela Merkel’s Germany.
American beaches used to be common property. Now access to many of them is controlled by wealthy whites.
Andrew W. Kahrl
What Afrofuturism can teach us about surviving Trump.
Remembering James H. Cone.
James Baldwin’s book about the Atlanta child murders speaks best to the era of Black Lives Matter.
Eastern Kentucky will soon get a fourth federal prison but remains as poor as ever. The region deserves better.
Sylvia Ryerson, Judah Schept
It is an ever-widening surveillance zone that turns borderland citizens into guardians of the state.
Moving from liberal gun reform to a truly radical movement will require us to make the connection between interpersonal violence and state violence.
Fifty years ago, when Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, a devastated James Baldwin made a final attempt to reconcile the generational divide between the civil rights movement and Black Power.
A childhood steeped in guns shows that toxic masculinity and racism are at the heart of U.S. gun culture.
Cornel West on Martin Luther King, Jr., hope, and the future of activism.
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