“What if we identified the politics of municipal debt as circumscribing political horizons and futures?”
“Nostalgia is not what Shakespeare represents for me; I don’t want to make Shakespeare great again. He doesn’t need that, and neither do we.”
Anyone who has been called a bitch-witch might have predicted the show’s big twist: there is absolutely no right way to wield your power.
“Americans—whether they believe they are not racist or whether they are stone-cold racists—still struggle to see the structures of racism.”
“They all wanted to imagine a different possibility of an integrated neighborhood, where folks worked together.”
“Liberation begins in the mind… Black folks have never been given the opportunity to define our own reality.”
“The longer history of hostility toward foreigners remains latent. It has not gone away.”
“We don't have a party. That doesn't mean we need one big organization. We may need a few big organizations. But we need organizations!”
Since its beginnings, skateboarding has always been multicultural—and always provided ways to resist rigid US norms and borders.
Racial-justice movements in higher education offer a template for how to dislodge education’s focus on entrenching prestige.
Landlords’, bosses’ and schools’ intrusion of surveillance technologies into the home extends the carceral state into domestic space.
“We need to have both the reparation and the universal perspective on economic justice.”
In 2019, immigration crimes represented almost 60 percent of all federal prosecutions. Yet the racism of the underlying laws may be their undoing.
Historical traces of racism and exclusion remain on the island. It’s just that new residents can’t—or won’t—read them.
The “border” is not a line on the ground, but a tool to enable violence and surveillance.
Introducing a new series to push forward our thinking and action about immigration and borders.
“We teach science as separate from the rest of the world. I want people who live in the world to see how they’re actually doing science.”
The show portrays a racially diverse society, but papers over white-supremacist interracial sexual assault and violence. Was there another way?
"So many people don’t think about food as political."
How to explain the miracle of an institution as gargantuan, complex, and pivotal to society as “government”? Watch Frederick Wiseman’s City Hall.