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White Policing/Black Bodies

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On March 7, 2019
Vanessa Holden and Ed Baptist have a typically excellent article placing the recent spate of news stories about random white people calling the police on black people for doing basically nothing in the historical context of policing and slavery. These incidents are not historically unusual. What’s new is the outcome, at least in some of […]
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Making Allies

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On November 28, 2018
My former colleague, Shana Bernstein, has good things to say on the importance of forging alliances across race and class lines to disrupt rising racist rhetoric, policy, and violence. The recent rash of hate crimes has led to some seemingly unlikely alliances. After an election season full of anti-refugee fearmongering, rabbis organized a pilgrimage to […]

The Descent of America

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On October 27, 2018

In case you have any doubts that the right-wing War on Soros serves as a vector not only for anti-semitism, but for the importation of European right-wing tropes and tactics into the American system,

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One of my hobbyhorses is that the way we talk about race and racial in this problems actually erases the struggles of Native, Asian, and, to a lesser extent perhaps, Latino people because the dialogue is so terms of black-white relations. This erasure very much includes how it talked about on the left. When a […]
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