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Why the Dems Need to Talk About Economics and Racism

Sherry Linkon American Prospect
I’m listening for the candidate who makes clear that we cannot protect democracy, create opportunity, or address injustice without addressing all of who we are—as a country, as communities, as workers, and as voters.

Tidbits - May 23, 2019 - Reader Comments: Italy Unions Refuse to Load Saudi Ship; Venezuela Eyewitness Report; Strange Workings of Identity and Adolph Reed Jr.; Boeing Allowed to Decide What Planes Are Safe?; Announcements; more...

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Reader Comments: Italy Unions Refuse to Load Saudi Ship; Eyewitness Report: Venezuela Up Close; The Strange Workings of Identity and Adolph Reed Jr.; Boeing Allowed to Decide What Planes Are Safe?; Socialism; Announcements - Chicago, New York, DC

Friday Nite Videos | March 8, 2019

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A Better Way to Tax the Rich. Venezuela | Music Parody. Beauty and the East | A Short Film. Automation: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. Discussion of Rep. Ilhan Omar's Challenge to the Israel Lobby.

Intersectionality: A Marxist Critique

Barbara Foley MR Online
Intersectionality can usefully describe the effects of multiple oppressions. It does not, however, offer an adequate explanatory framework for addressing the root causes of social inequality in the capitalist socioeconomic system.

Black Feminism Will Save Us All

Premilla Nadasen In These Times
Why we desperately need real intersectional feminism. Nadasen asks us to reject a narrow, superficial understanding of race or gender, she suggests that intersectionality at its core is a politics of liberation that we can—that we must—all embrace.

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'Claws' Has the Best Politics on Television

Brenden Gallagher Complex
Representation alone isn’t enough to make a show political. You have to do something with it. Claws finds a way to tie its characters to a broader political narrative in almost every episode.

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In Its First Season, The Handmaid’s Tale’s Greatest Failing Is How It Handles Race

Angelica Jade Bastién Vulture
How can you attempt to craft a political, artistically rich narrative that trades in the real-life experiences of black and brown women, while ignoring them and the ways sexism intersects with racism? The bodies and histories of black and brown women prove to be useful templates for shows like The Handmaid’s Tale, but our actual voices aren’t.
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