SOURCE: The Atlantic
Vincent Lloyd: What's Gone Wrong with Antiracist Politics
The Villanova professor explains the incidents that led him to ask whether a center-right critique of antiracist rhetoric and discursive rules has some justification, and how a broader coalition against domination can be rescued from some censorious excesses.
Have We Chosen to Forget our Abolitionist Ancestors, Too?
by James D. Richardson
The author wonders whether his great-great grandfather's commitment to justice before and after emancipation became socially inconvenient and morally demanding to later generations in white America.
SOURCE: New York Magazine
Some Antiracist Organizational Trainings are Reductive and Dumb; Liberals Should Draw Lines to Protect their Priorities
If liberals don't aggressively separate the goals of revising history curricula and improving teacher training from the pop-social science of the growing industry of social equity consultation, conservatives will aggressively lump them together, says New York Magazine writer Eric Levitz.
SOURCE: Texas Observer
Prof. Leonard N. Moore on Teaching Black History to White People
Professor Leonard Moore's new book insists that white people who hope to know more about Black history should begin by understanding more about the challenges faced by Black historians.
SOURCE: Cross Cultural Solidarity History Project
Lynn Burnett Project to Examine Examples of White Antiracism in U.S. History
A historical project aims to highlight not the attitudes or words but the deeds of White Americans who have made meaningful contributions to the cause of racial equality.
How To Be An Anti-Anti-Racist
by John Torpey
Right-wing objections to "wokeness" or racial sensitivity training are to be expected. But it's been politically damaging to people who want to reduce racial inequality to root antiracist politics in symbols, representation and language, a sociologist and historian argues.
SOURCE: Montgomery Advertiser
'White Lies Matter' Group Claims Responsibility, Demands Ransom For Stolen Confederate Monument
"We took their toy, and we don't feel guilty about it," the letter from the group says. "They never play with it anyway. They just want it there to remind us what they've done, what they are still willing to do.
SOURCE: Boston Review
“White Fragility” Gets Jackie Robinson's Story Wrong
by Peter Dreier
In an effort to define the Major League Color Line as an artifact of white prejudice, Robin DiAngelo obscures the fact that Jackie Robinson was part of a broad protest movement by Black activists and some white allies to demand and achieve integration of professional baseball.
SOURCE: Activist History Review
Four Years Of Doing Activist History
by William Horne
The founder of the Activist History Review argues that the mantle of scholarly neutrality must be rejected: it allows historians to abdicate the responsibility to fight forms of abuse and exploitation that they understand intimately, and will never shield the profession from political attacks.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
‘Please Don’t Convert to Whiteness’: Johann N. Neem on Current Trends in Racism and Antiracism
Historian Johann N. Neem, an immigrant from India, decries the white supremacy unleashed by Trump but questions whether trendy antiracism discourse is encouraging white progressives to uphold the ideal of an America open to all in an interview.
Renouncing White Privilege: A Left Critique of Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility”
by David Barber
"The dominant aspect of the contradiction of white supremacy for poor and working class whites is not that white supremacy advantages us, but that it ties us to our own oppression."
A Brief History of Anti-Fascism
by James Stout
Today's anti-fascism isn’t about waving flags at football matches; it's about fighting, through direct action, racists and genocidaires wherever they can be found. The author discusses the history of the movement.
SOURCE: New Yorker
Kendi's "How to Be an AntiRacist" and the Fight to Redefine Racism
by Kalefa Sanneh
In “How to Be an Antiracist,” Ibram X. Kendi argues that we should think of “racist” not as a pejorative but as a simple, widely encompassing term of description.
SOURCE: Democracy Now!
Video of the Week: Ibram X. Kendi on Surviving Cancer & His Anti-Racist Reading List for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
And the legacy of Frederick Douglass on his 201st birthday.
Why the Congress of Racial Equality Has Been Forgotten – And Why It Still Matters Today
by L.E.J. Rachell
We need to go back to CORE to have a better understanding of the ongoing antiracist movement.
- O'Mara: Politics and Commercial Pressure, not ChatGPT, are the Threats
- Why are the Dems Denying DC Self-Government?
- Anastasia Curwood on Shirley Chisholm's Childhood Heroes
- After Studying Housing Discrimination, This Historian is Fighting it in Court
- How Textbook Publishers are Censoring the Story of Rosa Parks to Sell Books in Florida