Tag: racism

Home /
img

The Racism Never Stopped

By
|
In General
|
On July 5, 2020
We Americans love to tell ourselves a story about how Black people were oppressed and then the Civil Rights Movement happened and Rosa Parks refused to move and Martin Luther King gave a speech and then racism was, if not ended, abated. But not only is that a narrative much more about ameliorating white fragility […]
img

On Looting

By
|
In General
|
On June 21, 2020
The invaluable historian Robin D.G. Kelley had a great op-ed a few days ago on how we need to think about how we think about looting. Let me offer a more productive question instead: What is the effect of obsessing over looting? It deflects from the core problem that brought people to the streets: The […]
img

Why Minneapolis

By
|
In General
|
On June 7, 2020
This is a great piece, interviewing five different scholars and activists, about the racist history of policing in Minneapolis and just the racism there in general. There’s so much one could pick out of this for an excerpt. Here’s one good part. Taiyon J. Coleman, assistant professor of English literature at St. Catherine University in […]
img
This will be of interest to very few of our readers, but one of the things that I’ve been doing while AWOL – in addition to what passes for book promotion, grading, and discovering my very small administrative role has become a lot more intense because pandemic – is running a niche podcast called “Whiskey […]
1 2 26
It is main inner container footer text