As an African-American male, people have wondered why I chose to study Arabic and am involved in anti-war and pro-Palestinian activism. It’s an image that people are not used to seeing. However, if I were to just stick to fighting on so-called “black” issues, such as civil rights and poverty (which I do, as well), then people probably wouldn’t be so curious. To me, the connection between the black freedom struggle and working in solidarity with other oppressed people around the globe is crystal clear. However, not everyone sees it that way. The black freedom struggle and the struggle for Palestinian self-determination is part of a broader post-colonial struggle for global justice and human emancipation. Read the rest of this entry »
Category Archives: Race/Racism
Gary Younge wrote a great article in the August 17, 2009 edition of The Nation about the “beer summit” that took place between President Barack Obama, Officer James Crowley and Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. I particularly liked these passages: Read the rest of this entry »
Obama had some nice words to say. However, I thought it was all empty rhetoric.