"The World's most dangerous idea is
that we are not all the same"
"Borders are the single biggest cause of discrimination in all of world history. Inequality gaps between
people living in the same country are nothing in comparison to those between separated global citizenries."
Utopia For Realists, Roger Bregman
"...long before it was the party of Donald Trump, it was also the party of Barry Goldwater, who opposed the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Richard Nixon, whose Southern strategy set the
template for contemporary race-baiting campaign; Ronald Reagan, who launched his 1980 general election
campaign in Philadelphia, Miss., near the site of the murders of the civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michail Schwerner;
and Lee Atwater, the mastermind behind George H. W. Bush's Willie Horton ad."
Robert Lieberman. Professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University.
“Make no mistake, today's Republican radicalism, with
all of its attendant terrifying brinksmanship,
is the grandchild of the white South's devastating
defeats in the struggle over racial exclusion” Ta-Nehisi Coates
Atlantic essay Fear
of a Black President.
"Racism is inherent in imperial rule - it's almost
invariable." Noam Chomsky: Imperial
Ambitions pg 48.
"Over the past few weeks there have been a number of
commentaries about Ronald Reagan's legacy, specifically about
whether he exploited the white backlash against the civil rights
movement. The controversy unfortunately obscures the larger point,
which should be undeniable: the central role of this backlash in
the rise of the modern conservative movement." Paul
Krugman, The New York Times: 11/19/2007
"Unemployment is 7.4 percent overall, for African
Americans it is almost double that, 13.6 percent. One in six
Americans now lives under the poverty line, the highest it has been
since 1993. That includes 26 percent of African Americans and 40
percent of African-American children. The disparities persist, not
just in our economy but also sadly in our justice system. For
example, while African Americans make up about 15 percent of the
nation's drug users, they are 36 percent of those arrested, 54
percent of those convicted, and 74 percent of those sentenced to
prison for a drug offense." U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro
"By cleaving to whiteness, even at the expense of
their overall economic interests -
which would frankly be better served by solidarity with
the black and brown - white workers have fallen into a trap. From
colonial times to the present era, racism has divided working people,
strengthened the hand of capital relative to labor, and thereby
helped further the inequalities that are the material engine of the
culture of cruelty." Tim Wise: Under the Affluence