Anti-racism activism

Aliyah Boston shoots a basket.

Aliyah Boston Makes ESPN Look Small Aliyah Boston Makes ESPN Look Small

Aliyah Boston showed that she doesn’t need the ESPYs—but the ESPYs desperately need her.

Jul 22, 2022 / Dave Zirin

Ibram X. Kendi.

“What’s at Stake Is Joy”: A Conversation With Ibram X. Kendi “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.

Jun 6, 2022 / Q&A / Laura Flanders

When “Jackie Robinson” Is Used as a Racial Slur

When “Jackie Robinson” Is Used as a Racial Slur When “Jackie Robinson” Is Used as a Racial Slur

What happened at Yankee Stadium is not about one incident. It’s about how Major League Baseball chooses to remember Robinson’s legacy.

May 24, 2022 / Dave Zirin

Going Beyond Inclusion in Independent Media

Going Beyond Inclusion in Independent Media Going Beyond Inclusion in Independent Media

A conversation with journalists Laura Flanders, Sara Lomax-Reese, and S. Mitra Kalita about the future of Black and brown media organizations.

May 13, 2022 / S. Mitra Kalita, Sara Lomax-Reese, Laura Flanders, Lizzy Ratner, and D.D. Guttenplan

CARASA demonstration

Where Is the Women’s Movement? Where Is the Women’s Movement?

Why do young feminists seem more interested in social media than in building feminist organizations? 

Apr 5, 2022 / Meredith Tax

Here’s the Real Reason Ted Cruz Waved My Book in Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Face

Here’s the Real Reason Ted Cruz Waved My Book in Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Face Here’s the Real Reason Ted Cruz Waved My Book in Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Face

Like other members of his party, Cruz is using Jackson’s nomination to tar the Democratic Party with the brush of “reverse racism” and undermine movements for racial justice.

Mar 23, 2022 / Alex S. Vitale

Volunteer Food Bank

The Price of Unpaid Activism The Price of Unpaid Activism

Have advocacy and organizing become careers for the well-educated?

Mar 4, 2022 / StudentNation / Esther Eriksson von allmen

The Meaning Behind Brian Flores’s New Job

The Meaning Behind Brian Flores’s New Job The Meaning Behind Brian Flores’s New Job

Brian Flores has a new gig in the league, but it won’t deter him from pressing forward on his racial discrimination suit.

Feb 22, 2022 / Dave Zirin

Minneapolis protesters

In Minneapolis, the Cycle of Police Violence Continues In Minneapolis, the Cycle of Police Violence Continues

Amir Locke was sleeping. Daunte Wright was going to the car wash. George Floyd was at the corner store. When and where are Black people safe from police?

Feb 23, 2022 / Alyssa Oursler and Anna DalCortivo

To Fight Attacks on “Critical Race Theory,” Look to Black History

To Fight Attacks on “Critical Race Theory,” Look to Black History To Fight Attacks on “Critical Race Theory,” Look to Black History

There is a long tradition of Black educators fighting attempts to keep America’s true history out of the classroom—one we can all learn from.

Feb 18, 2022 / Keisha N. Blain

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