The Utopian Dream of Portland (Oregon) Is Lit by Flames of Racist Hatred

by Susan Anglada Bartley When I moved to Portland 17 years ago, freshly graduated from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a degree in History and Literature of Marginalized Communities that I studied to earn with people so brilliant, people who worked so hard, researched so deeply that I should probably not […]

Caricatures: A Societal View On Race

  A history of Nubian-Melaninite caricatures in the United States The nature of caricatures show, to a great extent, what the racial societal views are of that time period. The coon caricature is one of the most dehumanizing of all of the insulting figures invented to describe Nubian-Melaninites in the United States. The coon was […]

Full text of “National Survival – Racial Imperative 1970.pdf (PDFy mirror)”

    25 February 1970     STUDENT THESIS     MflTICWflL SUWJ VflL — PAC I.AL I’PER/A\f ‘, BY   Gaum. Louis 0. §umu» f’lUTARv Police Corps     US JURY WAR COLLEGE, CARLISLE BARRACKS. PEHHSYLVIHU   £ ^opicia .   USAWC RESEARCH ELEMENT (Thesis)   NATIONAL SURVIVAL— RACIAL IMPERATIVE by Colonel Louis 0. […]

Amerika’s Toxic Prisons: The Environmental Injustices of Mass Incarceration

This collaborative feature by Truthout and Earth Island Journal is supported by a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism. It will be followed by a series of online investigative reports on the environment and mass incarceration. Candice Bernd, Zoe Loftus-Farren and Maureen Nandini Mitra Truthout and Earth Island Journal Keith Cole is the lead […]

The Puerto Rican Colony, Oscar Lopez Rivera and the Politics of Parades

Iris Morales, attorney, activist, educator, filmmaker and author recently of Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords 1969 – 1976 joined us once again to discuss Puerto Rican colonization, the freedom of Oscar Lopez Rivera and the politics of the Puerto Rican Day Parade. See our previous interview with Iris Morales here!

Anacaona: the Woman Chief Who Stood Up to Christopher Columbus

It’s more or less universally acknowledged these days that Christopher Columbus was terrible. Like, the cut peoples’ hands off if they didn’t give him enough gold, pretty much start the transatlantic slave trade kind of terrible. But despite the despicable behavior of Columbus and his cronies, many of the indigenous people they oppressed tried to […]

It’s a ‘Genocide Project’: New Study Reveals Shocking Statistics On Black People Murdered In Brazil

by Tanasia KenneyAn overwhelming majority of murder victims in Brazil are of African descent, statistics showed. (Photo by Fabio Teixeira /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)   The killings of African descendants in Brazil has gotten so bad that a researcher has dubbed the South American nation a “genocide project” of Black people. A recent study by the Institute for Applied Economic […]

AMERIKA’S TOXIC PRISONS THE ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICES OF MASS INCARCERATION

By Candice Bernd, Zoe Loftus-Farren, and Maureen Nandini Mitra A special report by Earth Island Journal and Truthout MATTHEW MORGENSTERN IS CONVINCED his Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by exposure to toxic coal ash from the massive dump right across the road from SCI Fayette, a maximum-security prison in LaBelle, Pennsylvania, where he is currently serving a […]

When Portland banned blacks: Oregon’s shameful history as an ‘all-white’ state

By DeNeen L. Brown A Ku Klux Klan parade, East Main Street in Ashland, Ore., in the 1920s. (Oregon Historical Society) In 1844, all black people were ordered to get out of Oregon Country, the expansive territory under American rule that stretched from the Pacific coast to the Rocky Mountains. Those who refused to leave […]