The End of Amerikan Thanksgivings: A Cause for Universal Rejoicing

by Glen Ford The exterminationist holiday, once unique to the US, is now celebrated in Cananda and Australia, also colonial settler states.   Nobody but Americans celebrates Thanksgiving. It is reserved by history and the intent of “the founders” as the supremely white American holiday, the most ghoulish event on the national calendar. No Halloween of […]

“prison is the glue that holds this whole crooked house of cards together”

By THE NEW INQUIRY Racism is different in prison. There are at least three kinds of racism in the US. First is the kind most of us are familiar with on the outside: color blind people who would never use the N-word and who might even thoroughly examine their prejudices and micro-aggressions against others, but would […]

Remembering Real Malcolm x – what others think about master teacher

A home-made documentary dedicated to Malcolm X (Haj-Malik Al-Shabazz). A must watch video of Dr.Betty Shabazz, Gil Noble, Ossie Davis, Sonia Sanchez, James Baldwin, Muhammad Ali, Peter Bailey, James Farmer, John Henrik Clarke, Wyatt Tee Walker, Tavis Smiley, Dr.Cornel West, Jan Carew, Maya Angelou, Denzel Washengton. people should care, please share and spread the message. […]

When the Klan Came to Town

“The Great Army for Truth and Americanism Makes Rome Tremble” (1928); Image: Wikimedia   History reminds us that firm and sometimes violent opposition to racists is a time-honored American tradition.   by MICHAEL MCCANNE In Perth Amboy, New Jersey, members of the Ku Klux Klan assembled to hear a xenophobic celebrity speak. An angry crowd gathered […]

Niecy Nash Has A Fix For White People Who Call The Police On Black Folks For ‘No Goddamn Reason’

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The Straight Line from Slavery to Mass Incarceration

The US model of mass incarceration can only be understood as an extension of slavery, said Martha Escobar, author of Captivity Beyond Prisons: Criminalization Experiences of Latina Immigrants. “Bringing non-white bodies into this country to labor for a predominantly white society has been the model that has carried over as immigrants entered the United States,” said Escobar, […]

How Real Estate Segregated Amerika

Real-estate interests have long wielded an outsized influence over national housing policy—to the detriment of African Americans. by   Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor  Richard Nixon, HUD Secretary Romney, and D.C. Mayor Washington tour a neighborhood damaged by riots after the death of Martin Luther King Jr. (Wally McNamee / Corbis / Getty Images) In a year of many […]

‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’ still speaks to nation’s racial discord, 50 years late

Anne Moody penned her memoir at the urging of baseball great Jackie Robinson. Most memoirs are soon forgotten. A rare exception is Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi,” which was published in 1968. It spoke to the day’s pressing issues – poverty, race and civil rights – with an urgent timeliness. Instead, 50 years […]

Racial Terror by the Rules: On Anti-Black Psychic Violence as a Kind of Governmentality

by Zoe Samudzi racial terror   Illustration from ‘The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo’ by Tom Feelings One of the most egregious but canonically crucial colonial acts was to make God and Jesus white men. Jesus, in this imagination, is not a brown-skinned Jewish man from Judea (today’s Occupied Palestine): he’s a fair complected man […]

Australian Football Players Wore Blackface In Not ‘Intended To Be Racist’ Venus And Serena Costumes You mess with the GOATs, you best not miss

You mess with the GOATs, you best not miss Australia is at it again with racist antics targeting Serena Williams. You may recall Mark Knight’s failed cartoon attempt to demean the acclaimed tennis player via Australian newspaper The Herald Sun. Days after Knight claimed the very racist caricature was not at all racist, two Tasmanian Penguins Football […]