Posts Tagged ‘ community ’

The Wages of Whiteness | by Hari Kunzru | The New York Review of Books

Black Panthers, Chicago, 1969  Hiroji Kubota/Magnum Photos

“White privilege” is a protean concept that has found its way into conversations about political power, material prosperity, social status, and even cognition.

Source: The Wages of Whiteness | by Hari Kunzru | The New York Review of Books

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

From historians Keisha N. Blain (author of Set the World on Fire) and Ibram X. Kendi (author of How to Be an Antiracist) comes what sounds like a fascinating new book, Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619 – 2019

Source: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Amid the George Floyd protests, imagining the nonviolent state – Vox

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. escorted by police officers as he is taken into a hearing on a charge of probation violation following his arrest for assisting a student sit-in demonstration in 1960. Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images

What if nonviolence wasn’t an inhuman standard demanded of the powerless, but an ethic upon which we reimagined the state?

Source: Amid the George Floyd protests, imagining the nonviolent state – Vox

Zeitgeist Spam: Disband and defund the so-called* police (see note at end for explanation of asterisk)? Of course. But, please: dismantle the structure that stands behind and empowers them; otherwise it’s just a waste of energy

Police and protesters clash on 30 May in Philadelphia, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: Disband and defund the so-called* police (see note at end for explanation of asterisk)? Of course. But, please: dismantle the structure that stands behind and empowers them; otherwise it’s just a waste of energy

‘White-Collar Quarantine’ Over Virus Spotlights Class Divide – The New York Times

Pressley endorses Warren for president | The Hill

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.)
© Greg Nash

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) on Wednesday endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for president, breaking with the three other members of the “squad” of progressive freshman congresswomen who have

Source: Pressley endorses Warren for president | TheHill

Connecticut’s New Poet Laureate Has Something To Say | Beachcombing | connecticutmag.com

State’s new poet laureate, Margaret Gibson, views life through different lens.                                                                           

Our new poet laureate, Margaret Gibson, wants to come to your town or city, go to your public library, park, art gallery or coffee shop, and engage you in a community dialogue while she reads her poetry or listens to yours.

Gibson also aims to further the role of the poet as a “truth teller” in a time of political deception.

“It’s getting to the point that just to speak your own truth is becoming a political act,” Gibson muses as she sits in her circa-1700s house set in the woods of Preston.
. . . Gibson says she wants to “green” the state poet laureate position, “to be able to give voice to the fact that what we’re doing to the planet is endangering it and us and our children’s lives and our grandchildren’s lives.”

Source: Connecticut’s New Poet Laureate Has Something To Say | Beachcombing | connecticutmag.com

Patti Smith and Joan Baez ‘ ‘People Have The Power’ Stockholm Music and Arts 20160731 – YouTube

E.P.A. Plans to Curtail the Ability of Communities to Oppose Pollution Permits – The New York Times

Monica White on Food Justice in the Past, Present, Future – Edge Effects

 

In Freedom Farmers, Monica White recovers histories of advancing Black freedom struggles with agriculture, from Du Bois to Fannie Lou Hamer to D-Town Farm.

Source: Monica White on Food Justice in the Past, Present, Future – Edge Effects