Racism is behind outlandish theories about Afrika’s ancient architecture

The pyramids of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters Some of the most impressive buildings and cities ever made by humans can be found in Africa: the ruined city of Great Zimbabwe, Mapungubwein South Africa, Kenya’s Gedi Ruins and Meroe in Sudan. Perhaps the most awe-inspiring of these are the last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the […]

US prisons practice the same slavery and racism celebrated by Confederate monuments

September 15, 2017 Assailing slavery and white supremacy today by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson On Aug. 11, white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, against the removal of the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. In the wake of that rally, which turned deadly when a rally-goer plowed his car into a group of counter-demonstrators, killing […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 11 by Michael Richardson

“OK to do” —J. Edgar Hoover, August 19, 1970   On August 18, 1970, the Omaha World Herald published an article entitled “Voiceprint In Bombing To FBI Lab” on the front page of the evening newspaper. The article quoted Deputy Police Chief Walter Devere that a recording of the fatal 911 call would aid the investigation and […]

MONUMENTS AND MONSTROSITIES CONFRONTING THE RACISM BEHIND REPRODUCTIVE RESEARCH

by vanessa borjon Published on September 12, 2017 VANESSA BORJON IS BITCH MEDIA’S 2017 WRITING FELLOW IN REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND JUSTICE On August 12, white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia in response to the proposed removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. Since then, counterprotestors across the nation have called for the removal of other […]

Civil Rights Legislation did not end Structural Racism

BY HAKEEM MUHAMMAD     The civil rights movement is often romanticized as having been victorious; the mainstream public discourse purports that racism, as a factor impeding black social mobility, is increasingly on the decline. It is claimed that America is coming closer to achieving Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream with each passing day. Such a dangerous […]

A Lesson on Slavery for White Amerika

African-Americans, freed from plantation slaveholders, in Bermuda Hundred, Va., in 1864. These men worked as teamsters to help the U.S. forces that freed them fight the Confederacy in the Civil War. (Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge / Library of Congress) Look at the following series of tweets from the president of the United States, reflecting […]

The Centrality of Theodore W. Allen’s Work in the Struggle Against White Supremacy

by Jeffrey B. Perry The Centrality of Theodore W. Allen’s Work in the Struggle Against White Supremacy “The ‘white race’ was invented as a ruling class social control formation in response to labor solidarity as manifested in the latter (civil war) stages of Bacon’s Rebellion (1676-77).” Theodore W. “Ted” Allen (1919-2005) was an anti-white supremacist, working […]

Charlottesville, a rally, a question far beyond the United States (united snakes)

By Mireille Fanon Mendes France The events of Charlottesville, beyond the horror of this crazy car deliberately driven to kill, force to analyze the consequences with objectivity to stop thinking that the voluntarist policies of ‘living together’, Of crossbreeding or creolization, of integration or of assimilation have succeeded or will succeed in fighting substantially the voluntary expressions […]