Topic: Racism

  • 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.

  • What privilege analysis doesn't provide

    The concept of a white skin privilege leaves us measuring the degree of oppression, but doesn't bring us closer to collective action.

  • The racist killing of Renisha McBride

    A 19-year-old African American woman is dead for the "crime" of asking for help after a car accident in a predominantly white suburb of Detroit.

  • A dialectical approach to privilege theory

    Another contribution to the debate on white skin privilege considers whether socialists can take another approach.

  • The contribution of the concept of privilege

    What are people referring to when they use the term "white-skin privilege"? Socialist Worker readers continue an ongoing debate.

  • Roots of the white skin privilege analysis

    Readers of SocialistWorker.org continue a debate on privilege theory, including the writings of Theodore Allen.

  • Making sense of society in order to change it

    The struggle for a new society has to be fought on the basis of shared interests, solidarity and an active fight against racism

  • The most racist city in the U.S.?

    Madison has a reputation as one of the most liberal cities in the country. It is also quite possibly the most racially unequal.

  • Open season on Black fathers

    The death of NFL star Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son was the excuse for abuse directed at so-called "deadbeat dads."

  • Stopping the causes of violence

    A Chicago community activist talks about how violence is depicted--while its roots are allowed to flourish unchallenged.

  • Strange allies in the drive for war

    Barack Obama has found support among Black liberals as he strives to make the case for an attack against Syria.

  • What do we want? A swing!

    Bavyview-Hunters Point residents in San Francisco had to hold a rally to demand that their kids have a safe playground.

  • I only have two minutes

    A Dream Defender was invited to speak at the August 28 commemoration of the March on Washington, but was cut off the program.

  • The MLK of yesterday and today

    If Dr. King were alive today, he would be raising his voice against all forms of injustice and oppression.

  • We need to connect the dots

    As I pause to reflect on the meaning and significance of the March on Washington, I realize my focus has been too narrow.

  • The story of Black San Francisco

    The editor of the San Francisco Bay View talks about the history of the city he first moved to more than 60 years ago.

  • What would King have thought?

    The main speakers at the March on Washington did not match the politics and urgency of thousands gathered on the mall.

  • Our struggle has just begun

    The Dream Defenders ended their month-long occupation of the Florida state Capitol by outlining what comes next in the fight.

  • La feroz urgencia del ahora

    El 50° aniversario de la Marcha por Trabajos y Libertad fue una oportunidad para protestar por el persistente racismo en Estados Unidos.

  • Wearing our solidarity proudly

    A teacher in Rhode Island talks about his experiences at the March on Washington and what he learned from them.