Andrew Yang's reliance on the model minority myth and popularity amongst the alt-right and other white supremacists is more than concerning. TW/CW: mentions of suicide By Sangeetha Thanapal Andrew Yang is one of the Democratic Party’s brightest new stars. As an Asian American
The parade is not about promoting straightness but about promoting traditional notions of white masculinity and the restoration of a white settler ethnostate. Last week, the city of Boston officially approved a permit for a “Straight Pride Parade,” slated to
To support Gunn and define his firing as a purely political issue is to ignore the intersections of race, gender, and queerness in favor of privilege. By Stephanie Tran After hearing that “Guardians of the Galaxy” director and screenwriter James Gunn was
Below is a short user’s guide to anti-fascism that we’ve developed, based on our personal experiences in attending and disrupting white supremacist rallies.
[This piece includes Anonymous contributors]As anti-racist organizers, we frequently talk with people who wonder why we who oppose fascism, white supremacy, and other forms of organized violence feel compelled to show up to their assemblies to organize an opposition. Often, people will say some version of: "Don't feed the trolls," or "Just ignore them." This attitude describes what most people have been doing for many decades now. Yet this strategy of “looking the other way” is exactly what has allowed fascism and white supremacy to fester and grow unchecked. Despite mainstream accusations that fascism and white supremacy were being overblown or exaggerated, these forces have been expanding and merging, particularly over the past decade, in groups such as the KKK, Aryan Nation, Oath Keepers, Three Percenters, etc., as well as through newer groups such as Identity Evropa, the White Student Union, and the Alt-Right. Sadly, because many people haven't been keeping tabs on the rapid growth of white supremacist groups in the United States, they are now struggling to believe it's actually as bad as it is. But when fascist Nazis gather, they are recruiting and building an army and a movement that allows them to grow unchallenged. It is imperative that we do not allow them another inch of space to grow. It will only get harder if we don’t do the work now.
Outside symbolic gestures, what's changed since the Charleston Massacre? Not a damn thing. It seems like an ironic twist of fate, a perverted prophecy of tragedies to come when you think back on it. Two years ago, on June 16, 2015, then-presidential