A Political and Literary Forum
COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black communities is just one of many respiratory inequities shaped by systemic racism.
Some on the right insist that efforts to curtail Thanksgiving are in reality sinister attempts to rewrite the country’s history.
Jonathan Beecher Field
Ron Howard’s Netflix adaptation of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ continues a long tradition of seeing hillbillies as a symbol of pristine American whiteness. It’s the same nostalgia Trump has mobilized on the far right.
Unlike gender inequality, racial inequality primarily accumulates across generations. Transracial identification undermines collective reckoning with that injustice.
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
We should condemn the president-elect’s record on race, but that does not foreclose hope for his administration.
Surveying Trumpland with Cedric Robinson
Robin D. G. Kelley
Radical Black thinkers have long argued that racial slavery created its own unique form of American fascism.
Trump is the latest in a long line of politicians who have leveraged the fear of white voters. A new path forward must address the structures and finances that propagate, sustain, and shamelessly benefit from it.
Jonathan M. Metzl
The simultaneous success of Trump and Brexit was no coincidence: white supremacist politics are international in scope and often share entwined histories.
Daniel Geary, Camilla Schofield, Jennifer Sutton
As a culture of protest took hold in 1960s LA, communities of color also prioritized a radical tradition of care, emphasizing mutual aid, community control, and the transformative power of art and politics.
In a political season of dog whistles, we must be attentive to how talk of American freedom has long been connected to the presumed right of whites to dominate everyone else.
A new memoir by long-time Vogue editor André Leon Talley paints a grim picture of a fashion industry in which people of color have few opportunities beyond serving the ambitions of white designers, editors, and executives.
Alexis L. Boylan
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Shellyne Rodriguez, Billy Anania
Carmen Lea Dege
David Theo Goldberg
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