Two writers discusses race, class, feminism and its intersections
in this wide-ranging discussion about what feminism can mean for women of colour. Refreshingly substantive.
Article suggests that we need to reassess our assumptions about the relationship between poverty and race.
Following the article published in Forbes magazine dealing with poor black kids, this article brings up the question about poor whites and how invisible they have become.
This week has seen a lot of discussion of the American criminal justice system and its failings, and a lot of concern about what can be done to fix it.
In 1947, a working class black man looked like he was about to have the full weight of the system brought down on him for taking justice into his own hands. But after Chicago leftists - including labor unions, religious leaders, artists, civil rights activists & others - launched a movement, James Hickman was set free
after an all-white jury, in a trial presided over by a white judge, failed to convict, and the DA chose not to re-try because of the magnitude of public support for Hickman.
According to a review
in The Nation, a new book
tells the story in a way that turns the typical right-wing biases of the true crime genre on their head. [more inside]
An image showing disparity in sentencing
appears in a tweet
by Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder John Perry Barlow
and raises questions
of its validity. Paul R. Allen
is clearly a real case and Roy Brown
an actual criminal but what do the differences in their sentencing say about the state of justice in America? [more inside]
Where did that great song from Long-Haired Hare
come from, anyway? [more inside]
(pdf) Chris Gottlieb writes in the "Baltimore Law Review" about judging parents.
The article discusses instances of racism and classicism in the family court systems.
An adaptation of the "Baltimore Review" article appears in the New York Times. [more inside]
“[T]onight's orgy is fairly typical. . . . Within an hour or so, the guests—23 white couples and 3 black couples—have arrived, all of them here specifically to have sex with single black men often a decade or two their junior. There are 12 such men in the house tonight. They call themselves Mandingos. And this is a Mandingo party.