For the more structurally privileged amongst us especially, we really need to stop using our Brownness as a shield to deflect from recognizing our privileges.
This article was originally published on In These Times. It has been lightly edited and republished here with the author’s permission. Ever since the earth-shaking election of Donald Trump, there have been innumerable articles arguing that Democrats brought this upon themselves by losing white, working-class voters in the Midwest. These articles have been met with […]
This article was originally published on Threads of Solidarity and was republished here with the author’s permission. Editor’s Note: While this article focuses specifically on Latinx immigration issues, we acknowledge that non-Latinx immigrants of color face similar challenges. Imagine a government that kidnaps, tortures, rapes, and kills. Now imagine one that forces people into slavery. These horrors sound like things that happen […]
This article was originally published on La Calentura and republished here with the author’s permission. The numbers and photos coming out of Harvey, now a tropical storm, are surreal. People from all walks of life have been impacted by this catastrophic storm. Some white, some Black. Some old, some tenderly young. But Mother Nature isn’t racist. She doesn’t discriminate — […]
The ideas around social capital and popularity often run alongside privilege and desirability politics. Previously, I wasn’t aware of these terms. But after a few, let’s say, “discussions” with other organizers, I’m was made aware of the ways social capital can create hierarchies in organizing spaces. These conversations led to a few things: Some folks […]
Cold brews and fourteen-dollar raw juice joints and white folks everywhere; in what seems like a blink of an eye, your neighborhood has changed completely. But, despite how abrupt it can feel, gentrification doesn’t happen overnight. Gentrification happens after months, and sometimes even years, of preparation — crafted in the offices of real estate moguls […]