Tag Archive: racism

Our Rubicon Moment

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While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity, heavily thickening to empire And protest, only a bubble in the molten mass, pops and sighs out, and the mass hardens, I sadly… Continue reading

Malcolm X Understood Empire

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  It is interesting that Americans do not invoke Malcolm X the way they invoke other civil rights leaders.  Where ideas about American militarism go, Malcolm X’s contributions were piercingly insightful but lamentably… Continue reading

Democrats, Amnesia, and the Value of Black and Brown Life

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Brandon McKoy is a policy analyst from New Jersey. He graduated with a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.… Continue reading

The Know Nothing Party, 2.0

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Reader, perhaps you too have turned on your television, taken in a news program, and thought, “What the hell is going on in America right now?!” Fear not. Because if history teaches us… Continue reading

Media Accounts of Church Arson Don’t Match Reality

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By Alex Hyder After seeing reports on the spate of fires at black churches, I had to wonder: is this really atypical?  After all, this is a huge country with hundreds of thousands… Continue reading

Thomas and Alito’s Straw Man Arguments Against The Fair Housing Act

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While everyone is laughing at Justice Antonin Scalia’s “interpretive jiggery-pokery” and “pure apple sauce”, another very important SCOTUS case was decided yesterday. The Fair Housing Act was up for interpretation in Texas Department… Continue reading

White Flag

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“Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.” — Psalm 74:4 For months, the events have gathered, scattered ominously across the landscape like dark foreboding… Continue reading

The Ethics of Public Shaming

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Consider this thought experiment. Melissa, a 43-year-old mother of two, lives in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Melissa works as an assistant manager at Hobby Lobby, and is both a competent employee and an enthusiastic… Continue reading

McKinney, Private Discrimination, and the Freedom of Association

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On Friday, police officers responded to a disturbance at a pool party in McKinney, Texas with a grotesque and excessive use of force. By Sunday, the event had become the latest southern outrage… Continue reading