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Lynching the Past, by Chris Hedges

It is only by confronting the past that we can end the perpetuation of these crimes in other forms.

Chris Hedges | James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness

Whiteness is a dangerous concept. It is not about skin color. It is not even about race. It is about the willful blindness used to justify white supremacy.

Marjorie Cohn | Trump’s Blindness Toward Slavery, Jim Crow

The head of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent compared police killings of African-Americans in the United States to lynchings.

Chris Hedges: America’s Slave Empire

Without us the prisons, which are slave empires, cannot function. Prisons, at the same time, charge us a variety of fees, such as for our identification cards or wrist bracelets, and [impose] numerous fines, especially for possession of contraband. They charge us high phone and commissary prices. Prisons each year are taking larger and larger sums of money from the inmates and their families. The state gets from us millions of dollars in free labor and then imposes fees and fines. You have brothers that work in kitchens 12 to 15 hours a day and have done this for years and have never been paid.”

[Video] Alice Walker Q and A discussion: Beauty In Truth

 Southbank Centre  Published on Mar 12, 2013 This year’s WOW Festival included the world exclusive premiere of ‘Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth’, a feature documentary film directed by Pratibha Parmar about the life and art of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘The Color Purple’. After the screening, Mariella Frostrup chaired a Q&A discussion with Alice Walker and […]

Video> Poet Alice Walker reads the 1851 speech of abolitionist Sojourner Truth

Uploaded by arnove on Jan 28, 2008 Poet Alice Walker reads the 1851 speech of abolitionist Sojourner Truth. Part of a reading from Voices of a People’s History of the United States (Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove,) November 11, 2006 in Berkeley, California. Join Us!  Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” us.  riseuptimes.wordpress.com.    WAMMToday is […]