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Racism

Acquittal of Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Could Further Embolden Far-Right Vigilantes

The trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers comes right on the heels of the Rittenhouse trial. A not guilty verdict would be an injustice and could further embolden far-right vigilante violence.

Sam Carliner

November 21, 2021

Free Julius Jones

Despite a botched and biased trial and a complete lack of evidence showing that he is guilty, the state of Oklahoma is moving forward with the execution of Julius Jones.

Carmin Maffea

November 18, 2021

The Fix Is In: The Criminal “Justice” System Protects Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse is a murderer, a terrorist, and a white supremacist. And the U.S. “justice” system is protecting him.

Ezra Brain

November 11, 2021

American Racism in Action: Michigan Cops Handcuff Black Realtor and Client

When a Black realtor, his client, and the client’s son visited a home in Michigan, police arrived and handcuffed them, accusing them of burglary. More than a year after the massive Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, systemic racism in the United States persists.

Lou-Salomé Duverger

August 13, 2021

Private Cops in Uptown Minneapolis — Another Tool to Maintain the Racist-Capitalist System

Citizen’s arrest laws—a relic of colonial times—exist in all 50 states and were created to help catch slaves when Black people were considered property. Recently, private cops hired by the Seven Points Uptown shopping mall arrested activists in Uptown, Minneapolis. Laws and legality in bourgeois society function to maintain the racist-capitalist status quo. We must kick all cops, private or not, out of our communities and unions.

Adnan Ahmed

July 22, 2021

“They Just Don’t Care”: Environmental Racism and Detroit

The Boynton neighborhood, where activist Emma Lockridge resides, is located within Detroit 48217, known as Michigan’s most polluted zip code. For the past eight years, Emma and her community have been fighting to force Marathon Petroleum to buy out their homes.

Emma Boyhtari

July 14, 2021

States Are Attacking the Teaching of Racism. Where Are the Teachers Unions?

Republicans are trying to stop teachers from teaching the true, racist history of the United States. But our union leaders won’t take a real stand. To fight back, we’ll need to organize in our unions to take action — from the bottom up.

Jason Koslowski

June 24, 2021

No, Germany Is Not Actually Recognizing the Genocide in Namibia

The German government has made international headlines with its public “gestures of reconciliation” for the genocide of tens of thousands of West Africans in the early 1900s. Representatives of the Herero and Nama peoples are rejecting the deal, saying it comes nowhere close to addressing the effects of Germany’s long history of colonial exploitation in the region.

Nathaniel Flakin

June 11, 2021

Louisiana Cops Murdered Ronald Greene; State and Federal Authorities Kept It Secret

The Associated Press has revealed that Louisiana State Police murdered a Black driver in 2019. None of the cops who brutally beat Ronald Greene have been charged with a crime, and officials kept evidence secret.

Daniel Werst

June 4, 2021