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You Cannot Stop Us From Proclaiming “I, Too, Am America”
Watching Tyre Nichols sent home too soon, by the mean and the murderous.
February 2, 2023
What We Can Do Right Now to Stop Anti-Asian Violence
Recent massacres have made anti-Asian violence seem more entrenched than ever. But there are concrete steps we can take right now to make our communities safer.
December 5, 2022
Staughton Lynd Never Lost the Courage of His Convictions
The historian and activist, who died last month, paid a steep price for his commitments. Yet he managed to find a way to keep agitating, and keep writing, while always remaining true to his radical vision.
November 7, 2022
The NBA’s Hypocrisies Are Sabotaging Its Response to Kyrie Irving
The league won’t acknowledge its own culpability for the current climate of hate.
November 2, 2022
¡Compañero Mike Davis, Presente!
A requiem for a friend who embodied the commitment to the marriage of word and deed.
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November 1, 2022
How to Crush a Movement for Racial Justice
Heavy-handed policing by Arkansas authorities—with an assist from the Trump
Biden Justice Departments—put Dawn Jeffrey in jail and left her fellow protesters demoralized and demobilized.
Aaron Miguel Cantú
September 8, 2022
We Were Supposed to Help Asian Migrant Women—Instead We Got Police
After the Atlanta spa shootings, people wanted to support vulnerable Asian communities. But a new breed of activists steered energy toward carceral solutions.
August 24, 2022
Howard Zinn at 100: Remembering “The People’s Historian”
Zinn made no pretense of neutrality. He believed that “in a world of conflict,” it was the historian’s job to advocate for the oppressed.
July 22, 2022
Aliyah Boston Makes ESPN Look Small
Aliyah Boston showed that she doesn’t need the ESPYs—but the ESPYs desperately need her.
June 6, 2022
“What’s at Stake Is Joy”: A Conversation With Ibram X. Kendi
The Boston University professor discusses where he was when Ted Cruz held up his book while questioning Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.