Sybrina Fulton, lost her son Trayvon Martin ten years ago this month, found her painful place in American history. She feels honored when supporters compare her to Till-Mobley. “She’s an icon. She was the example of, you know, a strong Black woman,”
You know the Rubicon has been crossed when the Supreme Court issues a conservative voting rights order so at odds with settled precedent and without any sense of the moment that Chief Justice John Roberts feels constrained to dissent.
The dominant and distorted scholarship framed Reconstruction as an illegitimate enterprise that failed to sustain multiracial democracy. For much of the 20th century, this bogus history was used to justify denying Black people full citizenship.
Now more than ever, they need to keep their focus and pass their agenda. But is that what they think? Democrats need to change the topic to what they have accomplished while in power. But of course they have to accomplish it first.
Many unions sent buses full of supporters from all across the South. There were CWA and UAW members. There were teamsters, teachers, government workers and longshoremen all in union t-shirts. This is what solidarity looks like.
Especially living in a region, in a country where these systems were never intended for people like me to thrive, I can't keep relying and counting on the court... Our folks will always come together to make sure that we have what we need.
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Organizing poor and working white people – who are not currently a part of our movement but who have everything to gain by joining multiracial formations, especially in the South – provides a major opportunity to break the power of a white republic.