Class Consciousness & Struggle: An Excerpt from Settlers

The Euro-Amerikan "left" has completely mystified the question of class consciousness. They see in every labor strike, in the slightest twitch for reform, examples of proletarianism. Some "socialist scholars" (a self-awarded title, to be sure) conduct almost anthropological expeditions into the settler masses, seeing in every remembered folk song or cultural nuance some profound but … Continue reading Class Consciousness & Struggle: An Excerpt from Settlers

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Redemption for White People?

White people aren’t inherently reprobate, elect for damnation, or created for destruction. They were not formed by God to be exploitative, emotionally calloused, or drunk on privilege. This isn't God's design. In fact, whiteness is a cultural construct, not a biological reality. That isn’t to say skin color doesn’t exist but the categories of “race” … Continue reading Redemption for White People?

Assata Shakur: “They call us thieves and bandits. They say we steal. But it was not we who stole millions of Black people from the continent of Africa.”

"They call us thieves and bandits. They say we steal. But it was not we who stole millions of Black people from the continent of Africa. We were robbed of our language, of our Gods, of our culture, of our human dignity, of our labor, and of our lives. They call us thieves, yet it … Continue reading Assata Shakur: “They call us thieves and bandits. They say we steal. But it was not we who stole millions of Black people from the continent of Africa.”

Trayvon Martin, the Legacy of Lynching, and the Role of White Women

By Melanie S. Morrison. Re-posted from LivingFormations. *Five years ago , George Zimmerman was exonerated for the killing of Trayvon Martin. Three years ago today,Sandra Bland was found dead in a Waller County Texas jail cell. Just this week the Department of Justice announced a re-opening of its investigation into the lynching of Emmett Till.  It is in this … Continue reading Trayvon Martin, the Legacy of Lynching, and the Role of White Women

Scot Miller on why Quakerism is not prophetic

Quakers will only be truly prophetic when they risk a great deal of their accumulated privilege and access to wealth. Prophets cannot have a stake in maintaining the status quo. Any attempt to change a system while benefiting and protecting the benefits received from the system reinforces the system. Quakers as much as anyone not … Continue reading Scot Miller on why Quakerism is not prophetic