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The Sacred Black Masculine in My Life
Home DNA ancestry kits include no ancestors, instead comparing customers to other present-day people based on assumptions about race and ethnicity. So what are they actually selling?
First, segregation blocked this Florida community from equal education and other public goods. Then the military–industrial complex sickened residents and destroyed their property.
James Manigault-Bryant, Ruby Bagwyn, José Constantine
As more of Robinson’s books come back into print, reading them with Black Marxism can enrich our understanding of racial capitalism and offer additional tools for fighting our political impasse.
The threat of fascism has grown before our eyes. Black Marxism helps us to fight it with greater clarity, with a more expansive conception of the task before us, and with ever more questions.
Robin D. G. Kelley
Elizabeth Catte’s new book examines how Virginia progressives believed the forced sterilization of poor whites would pave the way to a bright future—and how their legacy endures in national parks and prisons.
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
It’s what our country was founded on—and it will take more than Trump leaving the White House to dismantle it.
Boston Review, Rosie Gillies
The Krugs and Dolezals dominate the headlines, but they are distractions from the fraud that imperils us all: believing oneself to be white.
The Republican Party has become a white nationalist party. If old fashioned politics can’t change that, we must consider alternatives.
Bernard E. Harcourt
The celebration of Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ reflects the continued priority of elite preferences over the needs and struggles of ordinary people.
In ‘Be Holding,’ celebrated poet Ross Gay interweaves the legacy of one of basketball’s greatest moments with a meditation on Black resilience.
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Shellyne Rodriguez, Billy Anania
David Theo Goldberg
Carmen Lea Dege
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