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You’ve Been Lied to About the 1963 March on Washington

WILLIAM P. JONES Jacobin
The March on Washington was 59 years ago today. It’s popularly remembered as a moderate demonstration where MLK “had a dream” — but in fact, it was the decades-long culmination of a mass, working-class movement against racial and economic injustice.

What’s Missing From Voting Data? Race.

Steve Phillips The Nation
Despite a mountain of evidence affirming the centrality of race in US politics, it is essentially ignored in almost all electoral analysis.

Abolition Democracy’s Forgotten Founder

Robin D. G. Kelley Boston Review
While W. E. B. Du Bois praised an expanding penitentiary system, T. Thomas Fortune called for investment in education and a multiracial, working-class movement.

Who Is Working-Class, and Why It Matters

Van Gosse Convergence
Throughout U.S. history, class has been bound up with other forms of oppression—so the disenfranchisement of Black men after Reconstruction decisively shifted class relations.

New York Must Fight for Equity — The Real Kind

Tiffany Cabán New York Daily News
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.

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bell hooks - Rest in Power - Get to Know bell hooks

Robin D.G. Kelley; Berea College
bell hooks was a revolutionary...Like Ella Baker and Assata (and Audre Lorde and Barbara Smith and Angela Davis, etc) she has her share of "daughters." Literally thousands of amazing young Black women leading radical movements and making radical art
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