Identity Politics / Intersectionalism

We often hear the term "identity politics", often from right wing critics on places like Fox News.  Their definition, for purposes of their complaints, is that we on the left, and in the Democratic Party, have different and individual platforms for various groups.  They pretty much mean a sliced and diced set of ideas rather … Continue reading Identity Politics / Intersectionalism

Safety

“The safest communities are not the ones with the most police, prisons, or electronic monitors, but the ones with quality schools, health care, housing, plentiful jobs, and strong social networks that allow families not merely to survive, but to thrive.” - Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of  Color Blindness … Continue reading Safety

“Opposing Views”

Most of you have likely heard of the latest contretemps in Texas regarding "opposing views" to the Holocaust. Here is one response to consider. What opposing views are there? That it never happened, that it's fake. Except? Let's pretend that all the pictures, the survivor narratives, the Nazi records, well all of it wasn't there. … Continue reading “Opposing Views”