Topic: Racism

  • The social construction of race

    Recognizing the fiction of race is necessary to understand the realities of racism and capitalism--and the possibility of liberation.

  • They need to free Bree

    Sign a petition to support the antiracist activists who took down the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Capitol grounds.

  • Ignoring the real roots of American violence

    The Charleston massacre has millions wondering what can be done--but the political and media establishment aren't offering real answers.

  • The American way of racism that made a killer

    Dylann Roof’s mass murder in Charleston exposes the racist rot at the heart of America—and those who profit from it, politically and financially.

  • Why isn't that racist flag already gone?

    Even some Republicans admit the Confederate flag is an insult to the victims of racist mass murder--but it's still flying in South Carolina.

  • Charleston and the crucible of race and class

    The terrorist killings in a Black church is the product of 400 years of slavery, segregation and racist violence that still shapes life and labor today.

  • Confronting racist violence for two centuries

    To know the story of Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is to be in awe of its historic resilience.

  • Unraveling the Rachel Dolezal controversy

    The story of Rachel Dolezal--and the many responses to it--tell us a lot about how race is understood and misunderstood in this country.

  • Where Black lives matter less than libraries

    Barack Obama's presidential library is coming to Chicago's South Side--but not a desperately needed trauma center.

  • Fighting racism and the limits of "ally-ship"

    Two socialists examine the concept of "ally-ship"--and argue that we need to go beyond it in the anti-racist struggle.

  • An irresponsible accusation

    Contrary to the SW reporters' statement, there is no evidence of police provocation in Baltimore beyond wild speculation.

  • We express our solidarity

    As Muslims, we stand in solidarity with those calling for justice, transparency and police accountability.

  • Rebellion vs. the Black political establishment

    The savage assault on African Americans in Baltimore has unfolded at a time of unprecedented Black political power.

  • Apartheid games in Baltimore

    Baltimore's Camden Yards stadium is a symbol of what ails urban America and fuels anger among its residents.

  • Sources of the eruption in Baltimore

    Politicians have sent a message that the enemies of civic peace in Baltimore are those looking for justice for Freddie Gray.

  • Cornel West is not Mike Tyson

    Michael Eric Dyson's diatribe against Cornel West is misguided--and not just because it misuses a boxing metaphor.

  • UC Berkeley needs to respond

    An activist with the UC Berkeley Black Student Union describes the struggle at the university to make Black lives matter.

  • What is the basis for unity?

    Genuine solidarity requires that we struggle against any remnant of oppression that exists within our own ranks.

  • Solidarity must be the guiding principle

    Three members of the ISO take up some of the political ideas put forward by the spoken word duo Darkmatter.

  • Who will write the next chapter in the struggle?

    The commemoration of the Selma civil rights march prompted many to think about how much has changed in 50 years--and how much has not.

  • Living with the scars of slavery

    A University of Washington student puts the struggle for diversity on campus in the larger context of American racial injustice.

  • U of Washington walks out for diversity

    Student activists led walkouts at University of Washington campuses to show opposition to racism and address the issue of diversity.

  • Bringing the struggles together in N.C.

    North Carolina's Historic Thousands on Jones march brought tens of thousands of people to the state capital of Raleigh.

  • Making NativeLivesMatter

    Many Natives Americans have been inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement to take up a new slogan of their own.

  • Black Lives Matter in Seattle

    Hundreds of anti-racist activists in Seattle came together with Black Power icon John Carlos to discuss the future of the struggle.