Tag Archives: racism in America

“It’s been burning for awhile,” song by Chris Pierce

“Together, we can be the change we seek in this world for we are all brothers and sisters in one race — the HUMAN RACE.”

The Resurgence of Political Authoritarianism: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

…the furor about alleged Russian interference with our pristine democratic process reveals profound indoctrination — in capitalist, not democratic, values.

Nicholas Powers: Take the Chains Off The Struggle for Racial Justice Continues

A great collision is coming, driven by a question that has been asked repeatedly for nearly four centuries. It was asked by 19 Africans, enslaved in the English colony of Jamestown in 1619, and is being asked again by the protesters across the nation. Can Black life be valued in America?

Fania Davis: This Country Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans—Right Now

 The decision not to indict Eric Garner’s killer is just the latest story in a long history of violence against black men. What response can disrupt patterns set by centuries of racism? By Fania Davis  Yes! Magazine  December 3, 2014  Fania Davis. YES! photo by Lane Hartwell. I am among the millions who have experienced […]

Henry A. Giroux: The Militarization of Racism and Neoliberal Violence

“But I want to introduce a caveat. I think it is a mistake to simply focus on the militarization of the police and their racist actions in addressing the killing of Michael Brown. What we are witnessing in this brutal killing and mobilization of state violence is symptomatic of the neoliberal, racist, punishing state emerging […]

Cohen and Solomon: The Martin Luther King You Don’t See on TV

It’s become a TV ritual:  Every year in mid-January, around the time of Martin Luther King’s birthday, we get perfunctory network news reports about “the slain civil rights leader.” By Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon  January 17, 2014  (January 4, 1995)  FAIR.org The remarkable thing about this annual review of King’s life is that several years […]