by John Torpey
Right-wing objections to "wokeness" or racial sensitivity training are to be expected. But it's been politically damaging to people who want to reduce racial inequality to root antiracist politics in symbols, representation and language, a sociologist and historian argues.
SOURCE: Montgomery Advertiser
"We took their toy, and we don't feel guilty about it," the letter from the group says. "They never play with it anyway. They just want it there to remind us what they've done, what they are still willing to do.
SOURCE: Boston Review
by Peter Dreier
In an effort to define the Major League Color Line as an artifact of white prejudice, Robin DiAngelo obscures the fact that Jackie Robinson was part of a broad protest movement by Black activists and some white allies to demand and achieve integration of professional baseball.
SOURCE: Activist History Review
by William Horne
The founder of the Activist History Review argues that the mantle of scholarly neutrality must be rejected: it allows historians to abdicate the responsibility to fight forms of abuse and exploitation that they understand intimately, and will never shield the profession from political attacks.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Historian Johann N. Neem, an immigrant from India, decries the white supremacy unleashed by Trump but questions whether trendy antiracism discourse is encouraging white progressives to uphold the ideal of an America open to all in an interview.
by David Barber
"The dominant aspect of the contradiction of white supremacy for poor and working class whites is not that white supremacy advantages us, but that it ties us to our own oppression."
by James Stout
Today's anti-fascism isn’t about waving flags at football matches; it's about fighting, through direct action, racists and genocidaires wherever they can be found. The author discusses the history of the movement.
SOURCE: New Yorker
by Kalefa Sanneh
In “How to Be an Antiracist,” Ibram X. Kendi argues that we should think of “racist” not as a pejorative but as a simple, widely encompassing term of description.
SOURCE: Democracy Now!
Video of the Week: Ibram X. Kendi on Surviving Cancer & His Anti-Racist Reading List for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
And the legacy of Frederick Douglass on his 201st birthday.
by L.E.J. Rachell
We need to go back to CORE to have a better understanding of the ongoing antiracist movement.
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