The Ghosts of Elaine, Arkansas, 1919
The reasons why the Elaine Massacre of 1919 has remained shrouded and obscure, despite a shocking toll of bloodshed inflicted on the African-American inhabitants of Phillips County, speak to a legacy of white supremacy in the US and ruthless suppression of labor activism that disfigures American society to this day.
September 30, 2019
The Broken Promise of Reparations
Today’s emerging embrace of granting reparations for slavery to black people renews an unanswered call that dates back to the Civil War. A collective, land-based approach to reparations makes particular sense as a remedy to redress the injustice suffered by humans who were treated as property.
March 18, 2019