In Stop Trying to Fix Policing: Lessons Learned from the Front Lines of Black Liberation, Tony Gaskew guides readers through the phenomena of police abolition, using the cultural lens of the Black radical tradition. The author weaves an electrifying combination of critical race theory, spiritual inheritance, decolonization, self-determination, and armed resistance, into a critical autoethnographic journey that illuminates the rituals of revolution required for dismantling the institution of American policing. Stop Trying to Fix Policing is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the rhetoric of police reform, to the next step: contributing to the formation of a world without policing.
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A new vocabulary for African American Studies As the longest-standing interdisciplinary field, African American Studies has laid the foundation for critically analyzing issues of race, ethnicity, and culture within the academy and beyond. This volume assembles the keywords of this field for the first time, exploring not only the history of those categories but their continued relevance in the contemporary moment. Taking up a vast array of issues such as slavery, colonialism, prison expansion, sexuality, gender, feminism, war, and popular culture, Keywords for African American Studies showcases the startling breadth that characterizes the field. Featuring an august group of contributors across the social sciences and the humanities, the keywords assembled within the pages of this volume exemplify the depth and range of scholarly inquiry into Black life in the United States. Connecting lineages of Black knowledge production to contemporary considerations of race, gender, class, and sexuality, Keywords for African American Studies provides a model for how the scholarship of the field can meet the challenges of our social world.
Preaching Black Lives (Matter) is an anthology that asks, “What does it mean to be church where if Black lives matter?” Prophetic imagination would have us see a future in which all Christians would be free of the soul-warping belief and practice of racism. This collection of reflections is an incisive look into that future today. It explains why preaching about race is important in the elimination of racism in the church and society, and how preaching has the ability to transform hearts. While programs, protests, conferences, and laws are all important and necessary, less frequently discussed is the role of the church, specifically the Anglican Church and Episcopal Church, in ending systems of injustice. The ability to preach from the pulpit is mandatory for every person, clergy or lay, regardless of race, who has the responsibility to spread the gospel. For there’s a saying in the Black church, “If it isn’t preached from the pulpit, it isn’t important.”
The authors are proud sponsors of the 2020 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop. The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities provides an accessible, timely, and stimulating overview of the cutting-edge literature and theoretical frameworks in sociology and related fields in order to understand the social construction of gender. The kaleidoscope metaphor and its three themes—prisms, patterns, and possibilities—unify topic areas throughout the book. By focusing on the prisms through which gender is shaped, the patterns which gender takes, and the possibilities for social change, the reader gains a deeper understanding of ourselves and our relationships with others, both locally and globally. Editors Catherine Valentine, Mary Nell Trautner, and the work of Joan Spade, focus on the paradigms and approaches to gender studies that are constantly changing and evolving. The Sixth Edition includes incorporation of increased emphasis on global perspectives, updated contemporary social movements, such as #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo, and an updated focus on gendered violence. Free online resources are available at The SAGE Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. This site is intended to provide you with an array of multimedia resources to enhance your studies of gender and sexuality.
Black Lives Matter and the Civil Rights Movement A Comparative Analysis of Two Social Movements in the United States
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
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- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : OCLC:1053713487
Black Lives Matter (BLM) has arisen as a social movement in response to the numerous killings of unarmed African Americans. It has been criticized by some as too confrontational and divisive. The purpose of this study is to undertake a comparative analysis of the BLM Movement and the civil rights movement (1954-1965). As social movements, both have evolved out of the need to continue the Black liberation struggle for freedom. I have conducted a content analysis of the New York Times newspaper during a 2-year period for both social movements to examine the issue framing of each. I argue that the civil rights movement framed its issues in a more inclusive manner than BLM. BLM should take a lesson from the civil rights movement by boldly taking on an issue like police brutality of African Americans and expanding the boundaries of something that is politically unacceptable to being acceptable.
- Author : Abiodun Oyewole
- Publisher : 2Leaf Press
- Release Date : 2017-07-08
- Genre : Social Science
- Pages : 388
- ISBN : 9781940939629
BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED, A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, POEMS AND PERSONAL NARRATIVES, edited by Abiodun Oyewole, extends beyond the Black Lives Matter movement’s primary agenda of police brutality to acknowledge that even when affronted with slavery, segregation and Jim Crow, racial injustice and inequality, black lives have always mattered. While written primarily by African American poets, writers, activists and scholars, selections are also from people of the Latino and African diasporas and white activists. Collectively, these 79 contributors provide a call-to-action that challenges readers to confront long-held values and beliefs about black lives, as well as white privilege and fragility, as it surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and its persistence of structural inequality. More importantly, BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED provides a first-hand perspective to a problem known to the African American community long before the Black Lives Matter movement revealed it to the general public: that black lives have always mattered. Connecting the past to the present, the contributors of BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED provide an eye-opening and engaging collection that has the potential to reignite a broader push for black liberation and equality for all.
BLACK LIVES MATTER (BLM) IS AN ORGANIZED MOVEMENT ADVOCATING FOR NON-VIOLENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN PROTEST AGAINST ALLEGED INCIDENTS OF POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST AFRO-AMERICAN PEOPLE. AN ORGANIZATION KNOWN SIMPLY AS BLACK LIVES MATTER EXISTS AS A DECENTRALIZED NETWORK WITH OVER 30 CHAPTERS IN THE UNITED STATES AND SISTER ORGANIZATIONS WORLDWIDE, WHILE A LARGER BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT EXISTS CONSISTING OF VARIOUS SEPARATE LIKE-MINDED ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS DREAM DEFENDERS AND ASSATA'S DAUGHTERS. THE BROADER MOVEMENT AND ITS RELATED ORGANIZATIONS TYPICALLY ADVOCATE AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE TOWARDS BLACK PEOPLE, AS WELL AS FOR VARIOUS OTHER POLICY CHANGES CONSIDERED TO BE RELATED TO BLACK LIBERATION.IN 2013, THE MOVEMENT BEGAN WITH THE USE OFTHE HASHTAG #BLACKLIVESMATTER ON SOCIALMEDIA AFTER THE ACQUITTAL OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN TEEN TRAYVON MARTIN IN FEBRUARY 2012. THE MOVEMENT BECAME NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FOR STREET DEMONSTRATIONS FOLLOWING THE 2014 DEATHS OF TWO AFRICAN AMERICANS: MICHAEL BROWN--RESULTING IN PROTESTS AND UNREST IN FERGUSON, A CITY NEAR ST. LOUIS--AND ERIC GARNER IN NEW YORK CITY. SINCE THE FERGUSON PROTESTS, PARTICIPANTS IN THE MOVEMENT HAVE DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE DEATHS OF NUMEROUS OTHER AFRICAN AMERICANS BY POLICE ACTIONS AND/OR WHILE IN POLICE CUSTODY. IN THE SUMMER OF 2015, BLACK LIVES MATTER ACTIVISTS BECAME INVOLVED IN THE 2016 UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. THE ORIGINATORS OF THE HASHTAG AND CALL TO ACTION, ALICIA GARZA, PATRISSE CULLORS, AND OPAL TOMETI, EXPANDED THEIR PROJECT INTO A NATIONAL NETWORK OF OVER 30 LOCAL CHAPTERS BETWEEN 2014 AND 2016. THE OVERALL BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, HOWEVER, IS A DECENTRALIZED NETWORK AND HAS NO FORMAL HIERARCHY.THE MOVEMENT RETURNED TO NATIONAL HEADLINES AND GAINED FURTHER INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION DURING THE GLOBAL GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS IN 2020 FOLLOWING FLOYD'S DEATH BY POLICE OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a decentralized political and social movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people. The broader movement and its related organizations typically advocate against police violence towards black people as well as for various other policy changes considered to be related to black liberation. In July 2013, the movement began with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin 17 months earlier in February 2012. The movement became nationally recognized for street demonstrations following the 2014 deaths of two African Americans, that of Michael Brown-resulting in protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a city near St. Louis-and Eric Garner in New York City. Since the Ferguson protests, participants in the movement have demonstrated against the deaths of numerous other African Americans by police actions or while in police custody. In the summer of 2015, Black Lives Matter activists became involved in the 2016 United States presidential election. The originators of the hashtag and call to action, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, expanded their project into a national network of over 30 local chapters between 2014 and 2016. The overall Black Lives Matter movement is a decentralized network of activists with no formal hierarchy. The movement returned to national headlines and gained further international attention during the global George Floyd protests in 2020 following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. An estimated 15 million to 26 million people, although not all are members or part of the organization, participated in the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, making Black Lives Matter one of the largest movements in United States history. The mov
If you’re both overcome and angered by the atrocities of our time, this will inspire a “new generation of activists and ordinary people who search for hope in the darkness” (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor). Is change possible? Where will it come from? Can we actually make a difference? How do we remain hopeful? Howard Zinn—activist, historian, and author of A People’s History of the United States—was a participant in and chronicler of some of the landmark struggles for racial and economic justice in US history. In his memoir, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, Zinn reflects on more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from his teenage years as a laborer in Brooklyn to teaching at Spelman College, where he emerged in the civil rights movement as a powerful voice for justice. A former bombardier in World War II, he later became an outspoken antiwar activist, spirited protestor, and champion of civil disobedience. Throughout his life, Zinn was unwavering in his belief that “small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” With a foreword from activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, this revised edition will inspire a new generation of readers to believe that change is possible.
Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening. The authors traveled around the country to spark an open conversation that brings together the Black prophetic tradition and the wisdom of the Dharma. Bridging the world of spirit and activism, they urge a compassionate response to the systemic, state-sanctioned violence and oppression that has persisted against black people since the slave era. With national attention focused on the recent killings of unarmed black citizens and the response of the Black-centered liberation groups such as Black Lives Matter, Radical Dharma demonstrates how social transformation and personal, spiritual liberation must be articulated and inextricably linked. Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah represent a new voice in American Buddhism. Offering their own histories and experiences as illustrations of the types of challenges facing dharma practitioners and teachers who are different from those of the past five decades, they ask how teachings that transcend color, class, and caste are hindered by discrimination and the dynamics of power, shame, and ignorance. Their illuminating argument goes beyond a demand for the equality and inclusion of diverse populations to advancing a new dharma that deconstructs rather than amplifies systems of suffering and prepares us to weigh the shortcomings not only of our own minds but also of our communities. They forge a path toward reconciliation and self-liberation that rests on radical honesty, a common ground where we can drop our need for perfection and propriety and speak as souls. In a society where profit rules, people's value is determined by the color of their skin, and many voices—including queer voices—are sil
In June of 2020 more people searched Google for "Black Lives Matter" than for almost any other phrase, including "Trump."Allegedly, the tragic death of black ex-con George Floyd at the hands of four non-black policemen immediately triggered well-organized protests not only in major cities across the United States but also in 60 other countries. It was almost as if the Floyd death had been planned. Was it the death of a convicted felon and heavy drug-user, or was it a professionally organized anti-Trump network just waiting for enough of a trigger to launch a mini-revolution in the streets? Would such a group be capable of creating such a trigger or false flag?A white policeman had placed his knee on Mr. Floyd's neck for some nine minutes, despite his utterances of "I can't breath" which was audible to multiple people passing by with cell-phone cameras. This seemed a bit strange for a policeman's behavior in the year 2020 given Eric Garner's "I can't breathe" was one of the major rallying cries of black activists of police racism and brutality.Although there were 13 or fewer unarmed deaths of black men at the hands of white policemen in 2019, roars of "systemic police racism" and "institutional racism" shook the world and equally raucous looting riots plundered many businesses and caused hundreds of millions in damages and losses.Nearly the entire United States white population had been labeled "racist" once again by the Left, just in time to affect the June primaries and November elections. Trump's ratings plunged against Joe Biden. "Joe China" was hands down the racist and bigot of the two candidates.Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Antifa led a charge to capture six blocks of downtown Seattle to create an "Autonomous Zone" with border walls and security-- and fully dependent on outside for food, sanitation, and law enforcement. They made standard DSA demands: free this and free that for everybody, but especially free stuff that would help black and brown people. Disma
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a decentralized political and social movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people. The broader movement and its related organizations typically advocate against police violence towards black people as well as for various other policy changes considered to be related to black liberation. In July 2013, the movement began with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin 17 months earlier in February 2012. The movement became nationally recognized for street demonstrations following the 2014 deaths of two African Americans, that of Michael Brown--resulting in protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a city near St. Louis--and Eric Garner in New York City. Since the Ferguson protests, participants in the movement have demonstrated against the deaths of numerous other African Americans by police actions or while in police custody. In the summer of 2015, Black Lives Matter activists became involved in the 2016 United States presidential election. The originators of the hashtag and call to action, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, expanded their project into a national network of over 30 local chapters between 2014 and 2016. The overall Black Lives Matter movement is a decentralized network of activists with no formal hierarchy. The movement returned to national headlines and gained further international attention during the global George Floyd protests in 2020 following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. An estimated 15 million to 26 million people, although not all are members or part of the organization, participated in the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, making Black Lives Matter one of the largest movements in United States history. The m
- Author : Tiffany Austin
- Publisher : Routledge
- Release Date : 2019-12-20
- Genre : Literary Criticism
- Pages : 282
- ISBN : 9781000737165
Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era is an edited collection of critical essays and poetry that investigates contemporary elegy within the black diaspora. Scores of contemporary writers have turned to elegiac poetry and prose in order to militate against the white supremacist logic that has led to recent deaths of unarmed black men, women, and children. This volume combines scholarly and creative understandings of the elegy in order to discern how mourning feeds our political awareness in this dystopian time as writers attempt to see, hear, and say something in relation to the bodies of the dead as well as to living readers. Moreover, this book provides a model for how to productively interweave theoretical and deeply personal accounts to encourage discussions about art and activism that transgress disciplinary boundaries, as well as lines of race, gender, class, and nation.
The tragic death of black ex-con George Floyd at the hands of four policemen was exploited to immediately trigger well-organized protests not only in major cities across the United States but also in 60 other countries. It was almost as if the Floyd death had been planned. Was it the tragic end to the life of a convicted felon and heavy drug-user, or was it professionally organized and intended to oust Trump in 2020? In any case, the response was well-funded and organized because some 2,000 similar protests ensued across the globe. This wasn't a MLK that was killed. Did it represent an anti-Trump network just waiting for enough of a trigger to launch a revolution and looting spree in the streets to further disrupt the economy and elections? Would such a group be capable of creating such a trigger or false flag?A white policeman had placed his knee on Mr. Floyd's neck for about eight minutes, despite his utterances of "I can't breath" which were audible to multiple people passing by with cell-phone cameras. This seemed a bit strange for a policeman's behavior in the year 2020 given Eric Garner's "I can't breathe" was one of the major rallying cries of black activists for police racism and brutality. The policeman had never heard of Garner and didn't know about the riots and destruction related to "I can't breathe?" I find that hard to believe.Although there were 13 or fewer unarmed deaths of black men at the hands of white policemen in 2019, roars of "systemic police racism" and "institutional racism" shook the world and equally raucous looting riots plundered many businesses and caused hundreds of millions in damages and losses.Nearly the entire United States white population had been labeled "racist" once again by the Left, just in time to affect the June primaries and November elections. Trump's ratings plunged against Joe Biden. "Joe China" was hands down the racist and bigot of the two candidates.In June of 2020 more people searched Google for "Black Lives Matte
"This is an authoritative book on a critical aspect of Malcolm X's courageous political work and thought. Connecting the struggle of Africans and African Americans for liberation to the geopolitics of the Cold War in Africa, this impressive book documents Malcolm X's passionate commitment to Pan-Africanism and black internationalism during the turbulent age of decolonization. To bring this important story to life, the authors' masterfully integrate the scholarship on the US Black freedom struggle and Africa's anticolonial nationalism. Impressive in depth and breadth, the book is lucid and analytical-a powerful testament to Malcolm X's legacy to African and African American liberation." -Olufemi Vaughan, Geoffrey Canada Professor of Africana Studies & History, Bowdoin College In the current context of the Black Lives Matter movement, this book which examines the seminal contributions of Malcolm X and his explorations of his African roots could not be timelier. The book details the significant impact of Malcolm X's legacy on Africana thought in the context of the US Black freedom movement and anticolonial nationalism in Africa in the age of decolonization. Through Malcolm X's spirited commitment to Black internationalism during these turbulent moments in world history, this book integrates the story of the US Black freedom movement with the struggle for self-determination in Africa. See www.cambriapress.com/books/9781604979244.cfm for more information. This book is in the Cambria African Studies Series (General Editor: Toyin Falola, University of Texas at Austin; and Associate Editor: Moses Ochonu, Vanderbilt University).
This work covers the scope of oppressions in America. It contains a mix of short personal and theoretical essays and should be designed as an introduction to the topics at hand. The selections include writings from Cornel West, Michael Omi, Audre Lorde, Gloria Anzaldua and Michelle Fine.
A guide to direct action for those disillusioned with the posturing of liberal “activism.” The radical left is losing, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here is the radical’s guide to activist work—the manual we need at this crucial moment to organize for universal human rights, a habitable earth, and a more egalitarian society. Thoroughly exploring the achievements and failures of radical movements throughout history—from 19th-century anti-colonial rebellions in China and the environmental actions of First Nations and Native American tribes throughout the 20th century, to Black Lives Matter and the fight for Gay Liberation—the two volumes of Full Spectrum Resistance candidly advocate for direct action, not just risk-averse models of protest marches and call-ins. With in-depth histories and case studies of social justice and environmental movements, noted writer, activist, and farmer Aric McBay explains why passive resistance alone cannot work, and how we must be prepared to do whatever it takes to create substantial social change. In Volume 2: Actions and Strategies for Change, McBay uses the successful strategies of various actions, such as the Greek Resisters of the 2008 Greek Television Takeover, to articulate the best practices for inter-activist coordination and communication with mass media to effectively spread message. Covering reconnaissance methods and other forms of intelligence-gathering, Volume 2 guides the reader in smart decision-making and damage control, such as how to recover from both covert and overt adversarial attacks, such as COINTELPRO (1971). Moreover, this manual clearly articulates the best strategies and practices for the financial, logistical, and tactical organization necessary to all successful radical movements in the long term.
Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal analyzes and compares political ideologies to help readers understand individual ideologies, and the concept of ideology, from a political science perspective. This best-selling title promotes open-mindedness and develops critical thinking skills. It covers a wide variety of political ideologies from the traditional liberalism and conservatism to recent developments in identity politics, green politics, and radical Islamism. NEW TO THIS EDITION An expanded account of the right to vote and the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. A new section on "fusionist" conservatism that attempts to ally different kinds of conservatives. A discussion of Putin’s post-Soviet expansion of Russia’s territory and influence, the apparent rebirth of "Mao Zedong thought" in China, and the ideology of Juche in North Korea. Coverage of "democratic socialism" in the context of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Updates on fascism past and present. A more in-depth account of the origins of black liberation and a discussion of the new "Black Lives Matter" movement. New directions in feminist theory and the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage. An account of Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical on the environment and humans’ duty to protect it. An expanded discussion of radical Islamism, especially with regard to the varieties of Islamism, the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS), and the effects of recent terrorist attacks on national and international politics. Discussion questions added to the end of each chapter. Additional graphs and photos throughout. An updated, author-written Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank.
Revolution in the Air is the definitive study of how radicals from the sixties movements embraced twentieth-century Marxism, and what movements of dissent today can learn from the legacies of Lenin, Mao and Che.
Two pioneering feminists present a groundbreaking collection recovering a generation's revolutionary insights for today When Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique in 1963, the book exploded into women’s consciousness. Before the decade was out, what had begun as a campaign for women’s civil rights transformed into a diverse and revolutionary movement for freedom and social justice that challenged many aspects of everyday life long accepted as fixed: work, birth control and abortion, childcare and housework, gender, class, and race, art and literature, sexuality and identity, rape and domestic violence, sexual harassment, pornography, and more. This was the women’s liberation movement, and writing—powerful, personal, and prophetic—was its beating heart. Fifty years on, in the age of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, this visionary and radical writing is as relevant and urgently needed as ever, ready to inspire a new generation of feminists. Activists and writers Alix Kates Shulman and Honor Moore have gathered an unprecedented collection of works—many long out-of-print and hard to find—that catalyzed and propelled the women’s liberation movement. Ranging from Friedan’s Feminine Mystique to Backlash, Susan Faludi’s Reagan-era requiem, and framed by Shulman and Moore with an introduction and headnotes that provide historical and personal context, the anthology reveals the crucial role of Black feminists and other women of color in a decades long mass movement that not only brought about fundamental changes in American life—changes too often taken for granted today—but envisioned a thoroughgoing revolution in society and consciousness still to be achieved.