A Political and Literary Forum
The critique of identity politics ignores the role that neoliberalism and neoconservatism have played in creating our present situation.
The persistence of black poverty has become a permanent feature of U.S. democracy. We need an expanded political imagination to dismantle it.
What if we use the history of slavery as a standpoint from which to rethink our notion of justice today?
Black Panther, a movie unique for its black star power, depends on a shocking devaluation of black American men.
Support for the U.S. military has long been seen as a crucial way for black Americans and immigrants to show that they “belong.”
Trump’s Muslim ban was not just an abberation: U.S. citizenship has long been predicated on whiteness as it was understood in 1790.
A video interview with Brandon Terry.
Brandon M. Terry
Self-defense is not merely an individual right, it is collective political resistance.
The resistance to the Vietnam War was the most diverse and dynamic antiwar movement in U.S. history. We have all but forgotten it today.
Christian G. Appy
The moral right of states to apprehend and deport irregular migrants erodes with the passage of time.
Joseph H. Carens
Fifty years after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., canonization has prevented a reckoning with the substance of King’s intellectual, ethical, and political commitments.
America loves pitting black intellectuals against each other, but today's activists need both Coates and West.
Robin D. G. Kelley
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