A Fair Shot at the Middle Class

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By Mark Naison

The US now features higher levels of economic inequality than it has since the late 19th century, a condition characterized by stagnant wages, bloated CEO compensation, insupportable levels of consumer and student debt and a housing crisis featuring families doubling and tripling up while millions of homes and apartments stand vacant. Until incomes rise for the majority of working Americans, our most serious social problems -from rising poverty, to racial tensions, to … Continue reading

The White Community Must Be Divided

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By Chris Crass

A nearly all white rally supporting police officer Darren Wilson chant “shoot, shoot, shoot”, in response to a nearly all Black rally chanting “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”. This is America, and this is why the “white community” must be divided, and every person racialized as white who can be saved from the disease, the horror, the cancer of white supremacy, must be brought over to what legendary white anti-racist Anne Braden … Continue reading

From East LA to Ferguson: The long line of violent police response to communities of color

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By Joseph Orosco

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the past month have captured the nation’s attention, including many commentaries on the Anarres blog.  The on going tension draws attention to various issues:  continued racial inequality and white supremacy in the United States, and increasing militarization of civilian police forces across the country.

An Epidemic of Police Violence on Communities of Color

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By Javier Cervantes

 

A friend sent me this report that made me think a little. So I had to respond.

 

The claim that there is a double standard as it applies to the little outrage over the killing of an unarmed White male shot by a Black officer serves as a classic example of trying to distract from the primary issue at hand: there is an epidemic of police targeting communities of … Continue reading