Black lives matter

  • Good Trouble’ In A White Flight Suburb: Oak Grove High Teens Confront Racism

    by Ashton Pittman

    Black Lives Matter protests organized by high school students near Hattiesburg, Mississippi are responding to inequities created by the growth of white flight suburbs after "Brown v. Board of Education," when manipulated city and school district boundaries and private "segregation academies" helped whites to hoard resources and educational opportunity.

  • One Small View of a Big Picture

    by Arnold R. Isaacs

    A journalist and writer didn't expect a Black Lives Matter demonstration to happen in his mostly white, Trump-supporting suburban Baltimore community. Here are his observations on the event and what it might tell about white Americans' actions and attitudes. 

  • The Radical Tradition of Student Protest

    by Mike Jirik

    The student protests against anti-black racism at UNC Chapel Hill are part of a long history of student protest against racism that includes individuals like John Brown Russwurm. 

  • Colin Kaepernick and the Myth of the ‘Good’ Protest

    by Glenda Gilmore

    Rosa Parks was a hero. So were the students who sat in at the Woolworth lunch counters. But they knew that their heroism was possible only because of decades of what Ella Baker called “spade work.”

  • 100 years ago African-Americans marched down 5th Avenue to declare that black lives matter

    by Chad Williams

    One hundred years later, as black people continue to insist that “Black Lives Matter,” the “Silent Protest Parade” offers a vivid reminder about the power of courageous leadership, grassroots mobilization, direct action and their collective necessity in the fight to end racial oppression in our current troubled times.