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Nate File

Inspired by the work of James and Grace Lee Boggs, many young Detroit activists are turning to forms of mutual aid to meet the needs of their communities.

Robin D. G. Kelley

While W. E. B. Du Bois praised an expanding penitentiary system, T. Thomas Fortune called for investment in education and a multiracial, working-class movement.

Randall Horton

Every city I’ve lived in has been filled with racism, whether out in the open or hidden in an invisible dialogue of economics and housing. Birmingham taught me to never question what it meant to be a Black American.

Randall L. Kennedy

King could not accomplish what philosophers and theologians also failed to—distinguishing moral from immoral law in a polarized society.

Lucy Song

By casting doubt on multiracial working-class solidarity, Jay Caspian Kang’s critique of professional identity politics fails on its own terms.

Dorothy Roberts Nia T. Evans

The system’s roots aren’t in rescuing children, but in the policing of Black, Indigenous, and poor families.

Jonna Perrillo

Laws controlling what schools teach about race and gender show an awareness that classrooms are sites of nation-building. During the Cold War, El Paso public schools knew this too when they taught the children of former Nazis how to be white Americans.

Bethany Moreton

The mystical connection between white Southern nostalgia, the global family values movement, and Russia.

Éric Morales-Franceschini

A “woke” remake that peddles in symbolic representation is not the film Puerto Ricans deserve.

Ileana Nachescu

The war is shaped by global neoliberalism, sexism, and racism—not just Cold War dynamics.

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