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The Food World and America's White Supremacy Problem

Tunde Wey San Francisco Chronicle
In America, white supremacy is the establishment — not part of it, but all of it, our politics, prisons, schools. And white supremacy dominates our food, our media, even our escapism.

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Review: "Mudbound" Is a Racial Epic Tuned to Black Lives, and White Guilt

A.O. Scott NY Times
"Mudbound" is about how things change—slowly, unevenly, painfully. It is also, as the title suggests, about how things don’t change, about the stubborn forces of custom, prejudice and power that lock people in place and impede social progress. Set mainly in the Mississippi Delta in the years just after World War II, when Jim Crow was still enshrined in law and practice, the film tests and complicates Faulkner’s much-quoted claim about the not-even-pastness of the past.

On Having a Brown Baby in the Age of Trump

Patricia Valoy Praxis Center
Suddenly I was a pregnant and unemployed woman of color living in a country that had just elected a white supremacist as our president.

The Men Who Left Were White

Josie Duffy Gawker
This is not a story about skin color. This is not a story about how race is a social construction. This is a story about history, about identity.

The First White President

Ta-Nehisi Coates The Atlantic
The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.

This Land Is Whose Land?

Matt Hern ROAR Magazine
Understanding the forces deforming our cities today requires more than a class analysis of capitalist land speculation. We have to talk about race.

Tidbits - August 24, 2017 - Reader Comments: White Supremacy in the Age of Trump; Removing Confederate Monuments; Free Speech Hypocrisy; Monopoly (the game); Right to Work laws; Radicals in Our History; Boycott the NFL; Jews Against Hate; and more....

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Reader Comments: White Supremacy in the Age of Trump; Removing Confederate Monuments - They Lost - Get Over It; Free Speech Hypocrisy; Monopoly (the game) was Invented to Demonstrate the Evils of Capitalism; Right to Work - Racist Origins, Victory in Missouri; Radicals in Our History; Korea; Venezuela; Boycott the NFL; Jews Against Hate; and more....
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