A Political and Literary Forum
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.
Robin D. G. Kelley
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
Antiracist nonfiction sidelines more powerful critiques from the Black radical tradition.
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
White supremacy sustains the U.S. nuclear arsenal, reinforcing racism at home.
Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.
Policing is not the only kind of state violence. In the mid-twentieth century, city governments, backed by federal money, demolished hundreds of Black neighborhoods in the name of urban renewal.
American medicine has long functioned as an elitist institution, putting professional prestige over the well-being of patients and physicians alike.
Marco Ramos, Tess Lanzarotta, Iris Chandler
In many states, legal regimes sanction the predictable murder of innocent black men.
Photos of Mark and Patricia McCloskey waving guns at St. Louis Black Lives Matter protesters became instantly iconic. But the McCloskeys are also only a symptom of how racism is served by private property.
Success in transforming the criminal justice system will depend on convincing judges to shift how they relate to—and rely upon—police in their criminal courtrooms.
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