Topic: Racism

  • Students stand with Mizzou

    Students across the country organized protests to end racism at the University of Missouri--and on their own campuses.

  • The making of a rebellion in Missouri

    The struggle at the University of Missouri brought down a president and chancellor, but it has been building for months--and it won't stop there.

  • The anti-racist uprising at Mizzou's sportswriter explains the backdrop to the dramatic advance for anti-racism at the University of Missouri.

  • Our liberation is bound together

    While it is true that when Black people get free, everyone gets free, Black people in America cannot "get free" alone.

  • Challenging Columbus Day in Columbus

    A statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus, Ohio, was the focus of the country's growing anti-racist struggle.

  • One racist statue down...

    The University of Texas finally removed the statue of Jefferson Davis, but there are plenty more tributes to white supremacy to go.

  • Labor must lead in the struggle for justice

    A veteran African American longshore union activist in Charleston is helping to organize a Labor Day march in response to racist violence.

  • Confronting the pro-police backlash

    The cops have killed 782 people so far this year--but to hear them and their supporters tell it, you'd think they were under fire.

  • Jeff Davis comes down at last

    The removal of a statue of the Confederate hero at the University of Texas is a victory, but there's more work to be done.

  • Making Sanders discuss racism

    Between Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders, there should be no question about which side we're on.

  • Year one of Black Lives Matter

    In the year since Mike Brown was murdered and the city of Ferguson erupted in protest, so much has changed--and not nearly enough has changed.

  • Tearing it down is a victory

    Forcing the removal of the Confederate flag is a step forward for anti-racist activists, both ideologically and materially.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.