People must decide who they align with based on their principles of unity and shared interests, but they should also consider that their alliances do not bring harm to the most marginalized people, writes Jacquie Luqman.
Category: Race Relations
Police Terror in America
The officers in Memphis, Tennessee, came into the community to kill. Like a pack of wild dogs, they were there to satisfy a blood lust and insatiable taste for Black flesh, writes Wilmer Leon.
Chris Hedges: Teaching ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ in Prison
There are many disturbing similarities between the brutality imposed on Stalin’s victims and the injustices endured by the incarcerated in U.S. federal and state prisons.
Is the ‘Conscience of the Congress’ Unconscious?
Wilmer Leon says it’s time for the African-American community to take stock, not of the original 13 members of the Congressional Black Caucus, but of the current 58.
Turning the Tables on Right-Wing Jurists
Marjorie Cohn describes how Ketanji Brown Jackson crafted her own originalist argument to defend taking race into account when drawing voting district maps.
Covering Up Slavery in the Birth of the US
As some politicians try to shackle educators with restrictive laws, Raphael E. Rogers recommends using historical records to show the role that slavery played in the forming of a nation.
Criminalizing ‘Extreme Hatred of Britain’
The proposal by Rishi Sunak, the former chancellor, is another attempt to stage a culture-war spectacle, writes Sita Balani. But these rhetorical games have real consequences.
Student Debt Cancellation a Racial Justice Issue
Presidential executive action to cancel up to $50,000 in student debts would increase Black wealth by 40 percent, the authors say.
Arbery’s Killers & the Logic of Slave Patrols
All three suspects were found guilty on Wednesday. It is clear that racism infected every aspect of the case, writes Marjorie Cohn.
On Pausing Acknowledgement of Indigenous Land
Three anthropologists explain why land acknowledgments and the related welcoming ritual can help erase history.