The Limits of “Lived Experience”

 Erica Caines Online, the “left” continues to find itself in a never ending series of bad faith arguments around self-determination. Many terms/frameworks that may have had a subversive character within their original context when first articulated, have now been incorporated and distorted by liberalism encouraging radical individualism and anti-materialism. More and more, analyses that are…

Realism, Idealism, and the Deradicalization of Critical Race Theory

Patrick Anderson Recent debates about Critical Race Theory (CRT) have been abysmally uninformed at best and utterly inaccurate at worst. From corporate media and right-wing rags to independent left media, almost everyone has misrepresented or misunderstood the origins, histories, and theories of what is today known as CRT. This three-part series corrects these misunderstandings. Part 1 provides…

Critical Race Theory: Opponents Are Just Proving Our Point for Us

Gary Peller Conservative activists have branded all race reform efforts in education and employment as CRT. “Liberal categories of reason and neutrality might bear the marks of history and struggle, including racial and other forms of social power.” A parents’ group in Washoe County, Nevada wants teachers to wear body cams, just to make sure….

Finding Black Liberation in the Politics of Being Left Alone

Jon Jeter Days after a 21-year old white gunman walked into two Atlanta massage parlors and fatally shot eight people –six of them Asian –the writer Zaid Jilani appeared on the internet news program, Rising to aver: “There is not a white supremacist wave of terrorism or hate crimes or anything like that.” That is,…