Prison Abolition Syllabus 2.0
An updated prison syllabus in response to the national prison strike of 2018.
September 8, 2018
A House Still Divided
In 1858, Lincoln warned that America could not remain “half slave and half free.” The threat today is as existential as it was before the Civil War.
Ibram X. Kendi
September 13, 2018
How to Get the Kavanaugh Hearings Right
Anita Hill suggests some ways the Senate Judiciary Committee can do better by the country than it did nearly three decades ago.
New York Times
September 18, 2018
The Secret Network of Black Teachers Behind the Fight for Desegregation
African American educators became the ‘hidden provocateurs’ who spearheaded the push for racial justice in education.
Melinda D. Anderson
August 9, 2018
It’s Time to Fulfill the Promise of Citizenship
The rights we save may be our own.
Made by History
July 29, 2018
The Bosses' Constitution
How and why the First Amendment became a weapon for the right.
September 12, 2018
We Saw Nuns Kill Children: The Ghosts of St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphanage
Millions of American children were placed in orphanages. Some didn’t make it out alive.
August 27, 2018
The Supreme Court Is Headed Back to the 19th Century
The justices again appear poised to pursue a purely theoretical liberty at the expense of the lives of people of color.
September 4, 2018
How ‘No More Miss America’ Announced a Feminist Upheaval
A bold protest 50 years ago put a renewed women’s liberation movement on the public map—and offers lessons for today’s resistance.
September 7, 2018
The Only Way to Find Out If the President Can Be Indicted
Scholars disagree on existing precedents—and the question won’t be settled until evidence leads a prosecutor to try it.
May 23, 2018
Treadmills Were Meant to Be Atonement Machines
America’s favorite piece of workout equipment was developed as a device for forced labor in British prisons.
U. R. Q. Henriques
David H Shayt
May 2, 2018
Infiltrating the Left
The FBI has long tried to destroy socialist organizations, but its actions aren't limited to surveillance.
Aaron J. Leonard
August 19, 2018