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The GOP: Worker's Party or Party of the White Republic?

Bill Fletcher, Jr. The Bias Magazine: The Voice of the Christian Left
The Republican Party is a "working class party" now, according to its nationalist wing. But a deeper look at its pro-worker rhetoric reveals a longstanding trope of the "white worker" against invader populations.

We Are Becoming a Nation of Vigilantes

Jon Michaels and David Noll New York Times
The new private enforcement laws endorse what amounts to a civilized form of vigilantism. Recent years have seen an alarming number of vigilante threats or acts against immigrants seeking asylum, Black Lives Matters protesters and voting rights driv

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America Was Eager for Chinese Immigrants. What Happened?

Michael Luo The New Yorker
In the gold-rush era, initial ceremonial greetings soon gave way to bigotry and violence as Chinese immigrants were tarred as a “coolie race” and cast as a threat to free white labor. The two books under review tell the story of how and why.

The Roma Struggle from Protests to Political Liberation

Sebijan Fejzula ROAR
The Roma community in Europe is still systematically oppressed, 80 years after the Romani Holocaust by Nazi Germany — many are seen and treated as foreigners within their own countries, shows how little attention has been paid to the Roma struggle.

Trumpism Without Borders

Thomas B. Edsall The New York Times
The peculiarly American characteristics of the Trump years have blinded us to the spread of this radical disorder worldwide.

Democratic Socialist Rana Abdelhamid Takes On a New York Incumbent

Aída Chávez The Nation
"I came to organizing both from a class perspective and also just growing up post-9/11 as a Muslim New Yorker,” the candidate told The Nation. She founded a women’s self-defense group after she was assaulted on the street for wearing a hijab...

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What White Supremacy Is and Isn’t: A Reading List

Rosie Gillies The Boston Review
White supremacy , a founding U.S. principle, remains prevalent today. This reading list was compiled shortly after the January 6 D.C. white insurrection and attempted seizure of the capital building. Follow the links for full reviews of each book.

Tidbits - Apr. 1, 2021 - Reader Comments: GOP Voter Suppression; Asian Americans Attacked; Refugees, Pensions; China, Uyghurs; Aretha Franklin biopic; Black-white unemployment gaps; Amazon workers; Challenging Antisemitism; more....

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Reader Comments: GOP Voter Suppression; Asian Americans Attacked; Refugees, Immigrant children; AOC; Pensions; China, Uyghurs; Aretha Franklin biopic; Black-white unemployment gaps; Amazon workers; Challenging Antisemitism; Zoom events-lots; more...
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