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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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The Korematsu II Court

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On June 30, 2018
The return of the Fuller Court has led to the same ridiculous leaps of logic as that hellish time. The ways the majority made logical leaps and weaponized the First Amendment to serve its own interests, regardless of consistency between cases, is highly reminiscent of how the Fuller Court simply rewrote the Sherman Anti-Trust Act […]
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Black in America

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On April 19, 2018
Every single reader of this blog should read this amazing conversation about being black in public spaces. Jamelle Bouie, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Gene Demby, and Aisha Harris get at the heart of what being black means in performatively white spaces, such as at Starbucks. And at the heart of it is that white people materially […]

Black in America

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On April 14, 2018

Our post-racial society is pretty great. A 14-year-old boy nearly lost his life after being shot at while trying to stop at a home in Rochester Hills, Mich., to ask for directions to school. According

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