Race, Class, & Immigration

The intersectionality of racism, classism, and immigration policy is as pertinent today as in the past. Who is deemed legal and illegal, afforded full citizenship rights or not, is almost always determined by master-class politics and race.

Conserving Hatred: Global White Supremacist Memory and Movement

By William C. Anderson

The Confederate memorials throughout the South have been a regular eyesore for Black people for too long. Before Dylann Roof’s massacre in Charleston, I had always thought their removal was extremely unlikely. Now that some locations in the South are finally ridding themselves of these symbols of white supremacy, the pushback against their removal raises questions about what they really represent. This conflict is about more than how we remember history and it’s about more than the preservation of Confederate memorials. It seems that for defenders of these memorials, taking down the statues is a concession of sorts that whiteness is no longer valued above all else. Ultimately, the attempt to preserve these memorials is about preserving ideological whiteness and white supremacy. (more…)

The Lit Review: No Justice, No Pride

The Praxis Center is proud to feature The Lit Review’s weekly interviews conducted by hosts Monica Trinidad and Page May. Every week, the hosts of The Lit Review chat with people they love and respect about relevant books on Black … Continue reading

Welcome Home Oscar López Rivera

By Barbara Ransby Last week, hundreds of people welcomed political prisoner Oscar López Rivera home with a march and celebration in Chicago’s Puerto Rican neighborhood, Humboldt Park. Before leaving office, President Barack Obama commuted his 55-year sentence, and Rivera Lopez … Continue reading

Why I Demonstrated on Mother’s Day

By Monica Cosby This past Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day, Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration, hosted an Incarcerated Mom’s Day Vigil and Toiletry Drive outside Cook County Jail. We’ve been doing this for 3 years running. As an … Continue reading

Why I Declined an Award from My University

By Therese Quinn Open Letter to The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education April 29, 2017 Office of the Dean The University of Illinois at Chicago 1040 W. Harrison St. (MC 147) Chicago IL 60607 Dear Dean Alfred … Continue reading

There is No Climate Justice without Racial Justice

By Thenjiwe McHarris, Movement for Black Lives Contributing Editor’s Note by Dara Cooper On April 4, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, the Movement for Black Lives [M4BL] launched Beyond the Moment: United Movements from April 4th … Continue reading

#IslamophobiaIsRacism Syllabus

By Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, Arshad Ali, Evelyn Alsultany, Sohail Daulatzai, Lara Deeb, Carol Fadda, Zareena Grewal, Juliane Hammer, Nadine Naber, and Junaid Rana | #IslamophobiaIsRacism Inspired by the #FergusonSyllabus, the #StandingRockSyllabus, the #BlackIslamSyllabus and others, this reading list provides resources for teaching … Continue reading

Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks

By Aaryn Lang “Don’t Be a Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks”— a 4 minute video created by the Barnard Center for Research on Women and Project NIA— offers an abolitionist approach to bystander intervention in response to … Continue reading