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I have not yet covered the Elaine Massacre in the This Day in Labor History series, but it’s on the list. It’s 100th anniversary was yesterday. 1919 was an atrocious year in American history, one marked by massive racial violence, lynchings of both people of color coming off of trains from World War I in […]
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Texas and Racial Violence

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On April 2, 2019
There’s another movie celebrating the Texas Rangers, The Highwaymen with Costner and Harrelson. It looks pretty bad and reviews are not great, but the bigger point is that the celebration of white Texan law enforcement violence is a real problem because the Texas Rangers have always been a racist task force supporting white supremacy. But […]
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How Many Cops Are Nazis?

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On January 26, 2019
I was recently reading Max Feller-Kantor’s new book Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD. It’s a deeply disturbing history of the Los Angeles Police Department bookended with Watts and the Rodney King beating and post-acquittal riots. It’s hard to read this and come away with any conclusion other than many […]

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

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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, you should read Aaron Wiener’s piece at Mother Jones about how your taxpayers dollars are being used to promote Soros-flavored anti-semitic […]
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