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
By Mark Naison
Our political leaders and the business elites they serve are hoping the passionate discourse about police practices, race and class inspired by the death of Mike Brown and the events that followed will disappear and fade into the background the way Occupy Wall Street did when its encampments were evicted. They are probably right.
By Chris Crass
The murder of Michael Brown and the People’s Movement in Ferguson have again shown that we need visionary, strategic, and dynamic white anti-racist organizers, leaders and activists to move large numbers of white people away from the status-quo worldview and agenda of white supremacist capitalist patriarchy and towards collective liberation.
By Alex S. Morgan
This morning, Pagan activist and author Thorn Coyle wrote the following on Facebook:
White people: when a group asks you to come speak on social and racial justice issues and organizing, please ask if you can also put them in touch with an African American, or Latina, or… and be willing to give up your slot if need be.
Men, do the same with women.
Heterosexual people, do the same … Continue reading
By Mark Naison
One of the reasons I am haunted by the death of Michael Brown is that I have worked with young people in highly charged settings and have seen what they can accomplish when people who command their respect guide them, challenge them, inspire them and love them. This is a story that will help you understand where I am coming from.
The year is 1994. The crack epidemic is still with us, … Continue reading