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.

What It Feels Like To Be Considered a “Public Safety Concern” for Fighting for My Community’s Survival

By Ireri Unzueta Carrasco
Organized Communities Against Deportations

In March of this year, immigrant rights organizer Ireri Unzueta Carrasco, received a letter from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stating the agency considered her a “public safety concern” due to her participation in peaceful civil disobediences, and that therefore they would not be renewing her DACA application. Sign the petition to support Ireri and get background on her lawsuit against USCIS here. (more…)

Alisha Walker: Survived & Punished

By Brit Schulte Alisha Walker was working when she was attacked. Her attacker, Alan Filan, was a regular client who became aggressive, hostile, and demanded unsafe services while under the influence of alcohol. When Alisha refused, he escalated from threats … Continue reading

The Healing Powers of American Roots Music

By Stephanie Shonekan, Art, Music, and Pop Culture Contributing Editor During this year’s Grammy Awards Stevie Wonder reminded viewers to appreciate the “healing powers” of music. This lovely sentiment, as well as the well-loved adage that “music is a universal … Continue reading

“Sold To Africa”: Remembering Patrice Lumumba

By Keisha Blain | African American Intellectual History Society Fifty-five years ago, on January 17, 1961, Patrice Lumumba, the first democratically-elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was assassinated in a coordinated transnational effort backed by the … Continue reading