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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.

Good Cop? Bad Cop? No Cop! Queer Resistance to Policing

By Therese Quinn and Erica R. Meiners | Windy City Times

Mattachine Midwest Newspaper, October 1965, Vol. No. 4, p. 3 (Photo credit: Windy City Times)

With the release of the tape of the police execution of seven-teen year old Laquan McDonald, police reform is again in the air in Chicago. Many activists and community members have asserted that police violence is neither new nor can it be solved with “more and better” policing. (more…)

Black Lives Matter – A Call for Empathy

By Michelle Lugalia-Hollon, Contributing Editor, Global Health “Tell me what has become of my rights Am I invisible because you ignore me? ….All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us.” ~Michael Jackson  “You know when ubuntu … Continue reading

A Mother Confronts Police Torture in Chicago

By Mary L. Johnson In Chicago, young Black activists have been organizing unapologetically against police violence and to end the criminalization of youth. With Black Youth Project 100 and Fearless Leading by Youth at the helm, thousands of protesters expressed … Continue reading

Lioness of Lisabi: A Black Girl Power Story

by Stephanie Shonekan, Art, Music, and Pop Culture, Contributing Editor Reverberations of the assertion that Black Lives Matter have been heard and felt across the nation, on our street corners and in our communities, on college campuses, and in media … Continue reading

Confronting Anti-Blackness at Mizzou

By William C. Anderson, Race, Class and Immigration, Contributing Editor Around the country, Black students on college campuses have captured the nation’s attention and imagination with their determined protests against institutional racism. The University of Missouri, or Mizzou, has been … Continue reading

Socialist Politicians In A Capitalist World

by William C. Anderson, Race, Class and Immigration, Contributing Editor When President Obama was running for office to secure his first term in the White House, an age-old claim used to smear politicians, activists, and celebrities in the U.S. appeared … Continue reading