INTERCEPTED PODCAST: WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE CHURCH OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT   THE CONSTITUTION IS the sacred text of the civic religion that is U.S. nationalism, and that nationalism is inexorably tied to white supremacy. This week on Intercepted, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment, which is rooted in genocide and slave patrols, should be abolished. She describes the relationship between U.S. wars abroad […]

POLL: Most White People Don’t Think They Enjoy Privilege Over Blacks

Also, water is wet. by   Kenrya Rankin Photo: Bart Everson via Flickr Creative Commons    A new survey from Pew Research Center found that while the majority of Americans say that White people benefit from privilege by virtue of their Whiteness, most White people disagree. The poll tapped 4,971 people from August 8 to 21. Fully 56 percent of […]

Racism iz the Status Quo: Relinquishing the Reignz of White Power

by Susan Anglada Bartley, M.Ed & Samuel Burnett Three days after the murder of Alton Sterling, two days after the murder of Philando Castile, one day after the sniper attacks on police in Dallas, four hundred plus years after the start of the trans-continental slave trade, we come together, in the highest state of white […]

If White People Love Drugz So Much, Why are the Prisonz Full of Blackz?

by Glen Ford A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford A new study cites huge disparities, by race, in drug use among former detainees at Chicago’s juvenile detention center. Whites were 30 times as likely to use cocaine as Blacks, and 50 times more likely to abuse opiates. The numbers are misleading. What […]

Black woman respondz to Megyn Kelly’z claim that Jesus iz white—and it’z stunning

by  Leslie Salzillo   “How can she says Jesus was a white man when he died the blackest way possible? With his hands up, with his mother watching.” With incredible passion, poet Crystal Valentine responds to Megyn Kelly’s statement that “Jesus is a white man.” The Fox News anchor, also called “Her Royal Whiteness,” caused an outrage with the claim […]

Post-modernist introspection failz to meet Black Nationalism: a Maoist review of “White Privilege II”

by a contributor Macklemore & Ryan Lewis today share their latest track “White Privilege II,” which features none other than Closed Sessions’ latest major signing Jamila Woods (also of “Sunday Candy” fame). The lengthy track revisits the age-old American issue of white privilege, and (as Pitchfork points out) it’s the follow-up to Mack’s 2005 track “White […]

Intersectional Black Power: CLR James on Capitalism and Race

To ignore race, C.L.R. James often said, in many contexts and many ways, was a disaster in any social understanding; only the ignoring of class would be worse. Or to put it in his own words: The race question is subsidiary to the class question, and to think of imperialism in terms of race is […]

Assata: The FBI’z most wanted woman

A new (2014) introduction to her autobiography William Gumede 2014-12-04, Issue 705 cc FW In this edited version of a new introduction to Assata Shakur’s autobiography, Prof Gumede points out that centuries of colonialism, slavery and apartheid have left a legacy of institutional racism, whereby dark skins are often instinctively prejudiced in societies across […]

White Sexual Violence against Enslaved Black Women

Historians have estimated that at least 58% of all enslaved women between 15 and 30 years of age were sexually assaulted by white men during the antebellum period. In addition to the white male privilege and power evident in this extensive routine rape of black female slaves, the reactions of white women to their husbands’ […]

Are You White? Then You Should Probably Watch This.

By  Aisha  Harris Detail from a photograph featured in White Like Me Media Education Foundation Do you become annoyed anytime a person of color writes, tweets, sings, or speaks about racial inequality? Have you ever wondered why it’s culturally acceptable for black people to use the n-word, while no one else is supposed to use it? […]