Topic: Racism

  • Player protests are not a spectator sport

    If NFL players are able to keep up the fight, it will be because we're doing the work of building anti-racist movements in the streets.

  • We know which side they're on

    NFL owners are backsliding away from their seeming defiance of Trump and threatening players not out of fear, but basic self-interest.

  • Taking our protest against racism to the capital

    Thousands took part in the March for Racial Justice in Washington, D.C., to take a stand against white supremacy under Trump.

  • The "science" that bolsters racism

    Politicians may call fascists "un-American," but the "scientific" racism of eugenics was very much a made-in-the-USA dogma.

  • Why the right wages war on affirmative action

    Trump and loyal minion Jeff Sessions are taking aim at affirmative action programs for student admissions in higher education.

  • Now is the best time to take down racism

    When police tried to punish the activists who took down a Confederate statue in Durham, hundreds of people rallied in their defense.

  • They don't belong in a museum either

    To put these Confederate monuments in a museum would only serve to reinforce their status as symbols of white supremacy.

  • Dallas won't stay silent about racist hate

    Thousands turned out in Dallas to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville and demand the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee.

  • Students dump a racist symbol

    South Burlington High School students faced a racist backlash in their fight to change the school's sports team name--but they won.

  • Maryland, oh my! Maryland

    With Confederate monuments coming down across the South, it's time that University of Maryland got rid of its racist song.

  • Minneapolis rallies around a bombed mosque

    More than 1,000 people turned out to show their support for a suburban Minneapolis mosque that was bombed earlier this month.

  • No more Charlottesvilles

    We have to continue to unite the struggle against right-wing racists to stop them before they are able to kill again.

  • A racist curfew in Madison

    Plans by a Madison mall to require teens to be accompanied by a parent or guardian for evening hours are designed to discriminate.

  • The speech the racists didn't want you to hear

    Faced with death threats, a left-wing author had to cancel an appearance in Seattle--but she gave the speech you couldn't hear then at Socialism 2017.

  • Monuments to white supremacy

    As Confederate monuments come down in several Southern cities, it's a good time to look at why they went up in the first place.

  • Resistance to the far right takes shape in D.C.

    A town hall meeting and counterprotest of a far-right rally were among the actions that mobilized hundreds of D.C.-area activists.

  • We'll honor Richard by standing up to the right

    Two UMD students join Nation columnist Dave Zirin in a discussion about the murder of Richard Collins III and the urgent need to protest racist violence.

  • Charles Murray's ideas should be challenged

    It is a grave disservice to the Columbia University community to invite Charles Murray to speak in this uncontested format.

  • Get racist hate off Purdue's campus

    Purdue students want the school's president to condemn racist posters that appeared on campus--and they're occupying until he does.

  • The causes of an assault in Chicago

    The right wing is exploiting an attack on a mentally disabled man in Chicago to advance a campaign of racist hate and repression.

  • We want a hate-free city

    Hundreds of Queens residents responded to a recent spike in hate crimes by mobilizing to make their neighborhood a "hate-free zone."

  • What we did in Iowa to chase away the Klan

    The Midwest Network to Stop the Klan was an example of successful anti-racist organizing in the 1990s that holds lessons for today's left.

  • UT students aren't buying their "bake sale"

    Several hundred University of Texas students protested an anti-affirmative action "bake sale"--and sent the racists packing.

  • Bringing Black Lives Matter into the schools

    Thousands of Seattle teachers are wearing Black Lives Matter shirts today in a historic workplace demonstration against racism.

  • The trouble with anti-anti-racism

    Rather than a distraction from confronting class inequality, movements against racism are part of building opposition to capitalism.