Elizabeth A. Harris and Alexandra Alter
New York Times
Caustic fights over which books belong on the shelves have put librarians at the center of a bitter and widening culture war. Some of the conflicts have gotten so heated that community members have tried to seek criminal charges against librarians.
The goal isn’t merely eliminating barriers to ascending the strata, but rather flattening the hierarchy altogether. If “equity” is to be a worthwhile word, it will have to mean de-stratifying the systems that impose sexist and racist hierarchies.
Read the Editor's Intro to our latest print issue of the NACLA Report, Radical Cities, focused on municipalism, housing movements, and local radical democracy in Latin America, from Mexico City to Montevideo.
Two differently themed books complement each other; one on the rise of white power at home and the other on anti-communist adventures abroad show the domestic scourge nurtured by foreign experiences even as the global Right employed its services.
Rosa Clemente and JLove Calderón; Color of Change
Early Tuesday, actor, musician, and activist, Jussie Smollett was attacked at a Chicago Subway by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs and with “This is MAGA country” as they beat him, tied a noose around his neck, and poured bleach on him
Last week Portside posted Rosalind P. Petchesky's piece, An Appeal to Jewish Women to Support the 2019 Women’s March and Its Leaders. Preserving the unity and diversity of the anti-Trump movement is crucial. Here are responses from Portside readers.