Rinku Sen argues that the Congressional budget process is just a tool for the GOP to reach its ultimate goal—a radical reordering of 50 years of immigration policy that is transparent in its hostility toward immigrants of color.
Being a kid during the anti-apartheid movement meant learning, in real time, that the oppression of Black people was global. Akiba Solomon gives thanks for the joy and lightness that the father of South African jazz brought to an intense international struggle.
Doug Jones won the special senate election in Alabama because Black folks used our own homegrown tools that we have been building and refining for many years. It’s past time to substantially invest in Black political organizing infrastructure in the South.
Through his own experiences and those of actors such as Aziz Ansari and Kal Penn, the comedian explores the trouble with the animated Indian convenience store clerk in an hourlong documentary set to air on truTV.
Emile DeWeaver is the co-founder of Prison Renaissance and has been incarcerated for 20 years. He discusses the influence of activist and author James Forman Jr. on his work, and the importance of centering the voices of incarcerated people in the prison reform movement.
RaceBaitr editor Arielle Iniko Newton admits she was quick to dismiss #MeToo. Here, she reflects on how harsh, premature critiques of the online, decentralized campaigns so many of us use can hinder our growth.
The National Rifle Association uses racism to make people of color the enemy. But the logic that gun control advocates lean on after mass killings—like Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas—relies on racist assumptions of a different kind. Here’s what they need to challenge to secure meaningful, equitable gun control legislation.
Essay by kihana miraya ross. Introduction by Akiba SolomonSep 29, 20175:31PM EDT
On September 5, former Black Panther Herman Bell was assaulted by guards at Great Meadows Correctional Facility. He spent weeks in isolation, received inadequate medical care and was denied a scheduled family visit. Here, his daughter-in-law reflects on how vital these all-too-rare chances to connect truly are.
Filipina nanny Edith Mendoza moved to the U.S. to care for a German diplomat’s family. She ended up working 100-hour weeks for $4 an hour and becoming seriously ill. She made it out in 2016. Here is her story, in her own words.
Filmmaker, activist and former quarterback Byron Hurt has been obsessed with the game of football since he was a 7-year-old pee wee player. But recent events have convinced him to boycott an NFL he calls ”as toxic and racist as this nation’s current president.”
Journalist and researcher Spencer Sunshine started observing racist hate events in the late 1980s. Last Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville almost killed him. Here, an unvarnished dispatch from the picturesque Virginia town—from the violent lead-up in Emancipation Park to the deadly aftermath downtown.
In this selection from her new book “Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women & Women of Color,” Ritchie breaks down the historical and contemporary factors that contribute to state sanctioned violence against women of color—and what it really means to be free.
Black Lives Matter Minneapolis organizer Miski Noor argues that the White victim of police violence was afforded a benefit of the doubt that is withheld from Black, Latino, Indigenous and other marginalized people who are disproportionately the targets of state sanctioned violence.
The United States already has the largest immigrant detention system in the world. Building a wall and expanding the deportation machine is not the infrastructure our country’s working families voted for or need.