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Nina Turner Is Reaching Forward and Reaching Back

Sarah Jaffe The American Prospect
Her willingness to learn from her base, while holding fast to principles and being willing to take a public stand even when that stand might cost her, offers a lesson to the party in how to evolve in the years to come.

Organizing the Multiracial Working Class

Maurice Mitchell The American Prospect
If working people fail to see real material distinctions between life under Trump and life under Biden, they’ll look for an alternative to the party in power.

Why 2020 Was the ‘Precarity Election’

Albena Azmanova and Marshall Auerback Economy For All
workers with dangerous machine gears Neither political party has truly addressed the issue of economic security, which is why the country remains a house divided against itself.

poetry

Mexican American Disambiguation

José Olivarez Hyperallergic
The son of Mexican immigrants, the poet José Olivarez explores the ambiguities (and realities) that determine who labels whom in the discourse of ethnic identity.

books

Bigotry 101: Why Haters Gonna Hate

Michael Hirsch The Indypendent, Issue #207
Here is bigotry as a systematic, total mindset having a special affinity for right-wing movements. The author explores its appeal, the self-image it justifies, the interests it serves and its complex connection not so much to antiquity as modernity, shaping the conspiratorial and paranoid worldview of true believers, elitists and chauvinists. It enables their hiding behind mainstream conservative motifs to support policies disadvantaging the targets of their contempt.

Changing South Is at Intersection of Demographics and Politics

Nate Cohn/New York Times Teresa Puente/Chicago Reporter New York Times / Chicago Reporter
The South is the fastest-growing region of the country but the data shows that the scope and sources of population growth vary considerably across the South with significant consequences for future elections.
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