Topic: Racism

  • The poll tax is back in Texas

    The Supreme Court gave a green light to a Texas law that could prevent hundreds of thousands of Blacks and Latinos from voting.

  • An insult for Halloween

    Each fall, we see thousands if not millions of new "Indian" faces--in the racist costumes being sold for Halloween.

  • Another Colgate is possible

    More than 500 Colgate University students came to together to be part of a 100-hour sit-in to oppose racism and discrimination.

  • The poverty of culture

    The narrative of a "culture of poverty" is racist code used to dismiss the effects of structural inequality on African Americans.

  • Who ignores the real crimes?

    Those who complain that African Americans won't confront "Black-on-Black" violence don't care about its victims or actual causes.

  • What divides Black America?

    The revolt in Ferguson has been politically polarizing among African Americans--with the fault lines reflecting class differences.

  • The roots of racism and rebellion in Ferguson

    The racism and inequality woven into Ferguson's history created the conditions for both Mike Brown's murder and the powerful protests against it.

  • Solidarity from Palestine to Ferguson

    Palestinians express their solidarity with the people of Ferguson, in their struggle against a police occupation.

  • The ongoing betrayal of Native nations

    Barack Obama's visit to a Native American reservation was long awaited, but his presidency has upheld the status quo.

  • Fighting again for busing in Boston

    Boston officials want to eliminate busing for middle school students--but parents, students and union drivers are saying no.

  • Shutting down a racist party

    An activist at UC Davis explains how students came together to force the cancellation of a racist party on campus.

  • Only part of the problem

    The condemnation of Donald Sterling's bigotry is welcome, but ignorant outbursts alone don't explain why racism persists.

  • The strike threat heard 'round the NBA

    The threat of a player walk-off during a playoff game spurred the league to take immediate action against Donald Sterling.

  • A racist and his enablers

    NBA officials may condemn Donald Sterling's racist rant, but they need to account for their years of enabling this man.

  • The NBA's Sterling shame

    The racist filth spewed by Donald Sterling has shaken the basketball world--but the shock waves will spread far beyond.

  • Suprema supresión de derechos

    La mayoría conservadora de la Corte Suprema ha retrocedido el paso del tiempo hasta antes de la lucha por los derechos civiles.

  • The Supreme Court leaves civil rights behind

    The court's conservative majority has taken us backward into the past--back before the civil rights movement's struggle for racial equality.

  • A racist PhD for hire

    The guru to right-wingers like Paul Ryan is Charles Murray--a bigot who made a career out of giving a social science gloss to reactionary policies.

  • Why was this Nazi able to kill?

    The man who murdered three people outside Kansas City had an extensive record of involvement with violent Nazi groups.

  • Pushed away from the Bay

    The Black population is declining in Bay Area cities, under pressure from unemployment and rising housing costs.

  • What would make a real difference for youth?

    Barack Obama's initiative to help youth of color is a welcome recognition of reality--but the solutions it proposes are really part of the problems.

  • Moving forward together in North Carolina

    The Moral Movement returned to the streets last weekend, with some 100,000 North Carolinians challenging the right-wing assault on their rights.

  • What privilege theory doesn't explain

    Privilege theory sees relationships to a single hierarchy of oppression that must first be analyzed, separately from the social totality.

  • Contributing to a constructive debate

    An ISO member responds to a CounterPunch.org article that criticized the SW discussion on white skin privilege theory.

  • Racism, capitalism and contradictions

    Anti-racist consciousness depends on a number of factors, including struggle--and socialists can help shape that.