For the righting of historical wrongs, to simply transfer property continues to perpetuate violence. True reparations require far more work.
“Borders continue to gather life’s promises, even when walls and checkpoints brutally divide nations and societies.”
Design can lift some communities. But it can also subject others to live precariously, often at the same time.
How can migrants speak? And what can listening to them reveal about the system of national sovereignty, the persistence of legal exclusion, and the longing for home?
Today, trade and globalization often reinforce the incentives for coercion and violence. But what might the history of India reveal about the economic conditions of toleration?
Why do women and feminized people flee Central America? What do they find when they reach the United States?
Today is overwhelmingly defined by white-supremacist violence and the whiteness of AI technology. Can seeing them together help defeat them both?
“There is definitely a line between victims and perpetrators. But that line is not essentially determined.”
The “border” is not a line on the ground, but a tool to enable violence and surveillance.
Videogames that demand female protagonists commit—and receive—violence may be captivating, thoughtful, and moral. But they are not fun to play.
Remember that anti-Black violence has been the central dynamic of US history—and how Black women have struggled with this violence for centuries.
While some progress has been made, TV is still trying to figure out how to tell the stories of male-identified rape survivors.
The United States tears families apart—during slavery, in the wars against indigenous people and the war on drugs, and, today, at the border.
All cities tell a story. But who decides what Baltimore’s next story will be?
“The” is a suspect word. It’s small and ubiquitous, but there’s something presumptuous about it. It aggrandizes and abstracts. Unlike “this” and “that,” which also indicate specificity (“this word,” ...
Myles McRae MLA was a monster of male entitlement. Any person who read the Australian newspapers in the year 1891 would have thought so. Six feet tall ...
Like the pioneers two hundred years before him, Mark Romano recently decided to head West. Like those pioneers, Mark—a white, unemployed electrician ...
When I receive appeals from Jewish organizations exhorting me to fight antisemitism—which, they claim, is on the rise here and abroad—I tend to toss them away. During many periods of time, and in ...
In December 1972, 38-year-old Jean McConville, a widowed mother of 10, was abducted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), never to be seen alive by her children again. Her remains weren’t ...
In the midst of an intergalactic war between Earth and an empire of cyborg machines, a mother desperately uploads the consciousness of her dead daughter ...