Topic: Racism and anti-racism

  • Bombings highlight the threat of racist violence

    The string of explosions in Austin, Texas, most of them targeting people of color, are terrorizing Black and Latino neighborhoods.

  • How we can take anti-racism into LA schools

    A "Making Black Lives Matter in Schools" event in Los Angeles focused on opposition to the district's policy of "random searches."

  • Why did Loyola police assault two activists?

    Students at Loyola University in Chicago are protesting the racial profiling and assault of two students of color by campus police after a demonstration.

  • A lesson in how to fight for Black lives

    The success of the Black Lives Matter at School week of action shows the potential for organizing an open and proud stand against racism.

  • Taking a knee to stand with the struggle

    We asked SW contributors for their thoughts on the powerful protests against racism that have spread from the NFL to other sports and beyond.

  • 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.