Brian Dunlap on the historic erasure of Santa Monica’s Black community, and the beach sometimes called the Inkwell

If Marx and Engels were right that capitalism creates “its own grave-diggers,” then the most revolutionary of these grave-diggers are the colonized people—the women, the children, the minorities, the immigrants, and the people of color.

Life often gives us unlikely symmetries.  We see Wisconsin, Michigan, and North Carolina falling into a diligently designed […]

What happened this week?  Seriously, we’re not sure.  Trump wobbled (predictably) in his trade war with Europe, blithely […]

Neo-Confederates insist that the many statues of Robert E. Lee commemorate only southern “heritage,” and that the revered […]

The auditorium was at capacity in Tampa Bay, Florida for the 2016 North American Society for the Sociology […]

In the 2014 film Top Five, Chris Rock’s character has set out to make a film called Uprize, about the […]

In the summer of 1973, DJ Kool Herc tried something new on the turntables: by extending the beat, […]