Bernie Won’t Save You: reflections on Trump opposition, SPPS, and whiteness

“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.”~ Franz Fanon This weekend Donald Trump’s campaign hit a new low. After months of implying that strong-arming and inflicting violence on folks who are protesting his hate would be welcomed, he got what he had been asking for. First, one… Continue reading Bernie Won’t Save You: reflections on Trump opposition, SPPS, and whiteness

Getting Free: Black Lives Matter, Whiteness and Self-Interest

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time.┬áBut if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”┬áLilla Watson This spring I told a class full of graduating seniors that history would remember this time period. Some stared at me with screwed-up faces,… Continue reading Getting Free: Black Lives Matter, Whiteness and Self-Interest