Tag: Black Lives Matter

The Only Certainty This Election Is That There Will Be Chaos

President Trump is laying the groundwork for a drawn-out contestation of the election and won’t commit to a peaceful transition of power. This will spark unrest. At the moment, the United States is a country but not a state. It’s a country because its government exercises legal control over an extended territory, a sovereignty recognized… Continue reading “The Only Certainty This Election Is That There Will Be Chaos”

Is America Edging Toward a “Racial Holy War”?

Since the Vietnam War era in the United States, radical-right groups have articulated an apocalyptic vision under which white people would be restored to their “rightful place” of dominance on the North American continent. Over the years, various groups and personalities have expressed this vision in slightly different ways, though have involved the toppling of… Continue reading “Is America Edging Toward a “Racial Holy War”?”

GOP Lawmaker’s Celebration Of KKK Leader Forces Racial Reckoning In Alabama

The backlash to Alabama State Rep. Will Dismukes’s celebration of the 1st KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest marks a shift in the state — or at least a beginning. It happened again in Alabama. A clueless local politician, state Rep. Will Dismukes, a Republican from the white-flight Montgomery suburb of Prattville, attended the annual… Continue reading “GOP Lawmaker’s Celebration Of KKK Leader Forces Racial Reckoning In Alabama”

How The Radical Right Is Mansplaining Black Lives Matter

Radical right misogynists are falsely claiming the root cause of the Black Lives Matter protests isn’t racial injustice, but fatherless homes. The Black Lives Matter movement is monumental not only because it has challenged the significance of material monuments to historical racism, but also because it has sparked multiple globalized campaigns against all forms of… Continue reading “How The Radical Right Is Mansplaining Black Lives Matter”

“Get in the bin!” The far right ‘guarding’ British monuments

Introduction Across the globe, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has held major protests in order to show opposition against practices of institutionalised racism and police brutality. In Britain, just like in many other countries, a variety of (mostly) peaceful demonstrations have taken place in order to show solidarity with the movement. These demonstrations have… Continue reading ““Get in the bin!” The far right ‘guarding’ British monuments”

Black people are tired of explaining racism, but why are white people still not speaking out?

For white people to stay silent and do nothing is to remain complicit in the racist structures that one claims to want to change. Many black writers are no longer speaking to white people about race – they have had enough of explaining the issues over and over again. And, as we have seen in… Continue reading “Black people are tired of explaining racism, but why are white people still not speaking out?”