When reality does not correspond to the facts on the ground, the U.S. left often responds like the fictional French intellectual who maunders: “I know what you are saying is true in fact, the question is—‘is it true in theory?’”
Many social scientific analyses of the global political economy...are race neutral or willfully indifferent to the persistent racial pattern of global inequalities. If they do address... colonialism, they ignore embedded racial logics of oppression.
"9to5: The Story of a Movement" premieres tonight on PBS and then will be available for streaming. The documentary uncovers inspiring and useful history and shows organizing as rewarding, engaging, and joyous.
The divisions reflected a persistent polarization that appeared to be driven in part by voters’ strong feelings about the provocative president. About two-thirds of all voters said their decision was about Trump — either for or against.
Nelson George; Photographs by John Edmonds
New York Times
Before the world knew what intersectionality was, the scholar, writer and activist was living it, arguing not just for Black liberation, but for the rights of women and queer and transgender people as well.
HBO's Perry Mason uses its central case and characters to tug at the different threads of a rich societal tapestry, deftly posing questions about religion, race, sexuality, and gender roles as the world unravels.
It is in our power to decide how to meet this crisis. We could deepen divisions and set off on the fool’s errand of building “Fortress America.” Or we could use it to build community, forge solidarity, revive internationalism, renovate democracy.
Race, gender, religion, abortion, immigration, gun control, culture and patriotism are issues used to divide the public. The culture wars give the oligarchs, both Democrats and Republicans, the cover to continue the pillage.