Queerness as Whiteness: Beyond Identity Politics

By Michelle Yuan. I was queer. And when other people told me they were queer, I felt a tender pride for all of us. Together, I believed we were courageously transgressing constrained ideas of who and what a person could be. I was convinced we were the next wave of young radicals advancing the frontier of human development. I grappled with the question of my … Continue reading Queerness as Whiteness: Beyond Identity Politics

James Baldwin and the White Roots of Anti-Communism

By Jeremiah Kim. It was the summer of 1961 in New York City, and James Baldwin was speaking at a forum hosted by the Liberation Committee for Africa titled, “Nationalism, Colonialism, and the United States: One Minute to Twelve.” Amid the backdrop of the Cold War and the growing Civil Rights Movement, Baldwin made an argument — that anti-communism was a form of white supremacy: … Continue reading James Baldwin and the White Roots of Anti-Communism

The Collapse of the West and the Struggle for Civilizational Unity

By Archishman Raju. “The European–a catchall term, referring, really, to the dooms of Capital, Christianity, and Color–became White, and the African became Black–for commercial reasons” James Baldwin, The Evidence of Things Not Seen Introduction We find ourselves in a bewildering world. The Western World, which has for so long dominated our world order, is in a civilizational crisis, and appears to lack the creative energy … Continue reading The Collapse of the West and the Struggle for Civilizational Unity

The Peoples Art: Bauhaus School of Architecture and Paul Robeson

By Serafina Harris. Culture for the Fullness of a Beloved Community  The goal of this article is to compile a moral set of values that have freed the hearts of people, that promise a future, and give a straighter back to Men. This article will discuss the rise and fall of the German Bauhaus school of Architecture in the context of the world, and Paul … Continue reading The Peoples Art: Bauhaus School of Architecture and Paul Robeson

Aruna Asaf Ali: Building a New Vanguard for Peace

By Archishman Raju. The Indian freedom struggle is usually associated with the names of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Bhagat Singh. These figures are sometimes seen to be in opposition to each other. Aruna Asaf Ali is a name who is not known, or discussed, but she lived to participate both in India’s struggle for freedom and the task of building a nation after independence. … Continue reading Aruna Asaf Ali: Building a New Vanguard for Peace

2016: Crack in the Mirror of White Supremacy

By Meghna Chandra. In September 2016, Hilary Clinton called Donald Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables”, the “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic— you name it”, and pledged to fight for equality for all Americans. The image of Hilary Clinton, champion of equality, is a deliberate distraction from her many crimes against dark humanity, including but not limited to toppling Pan Africanist leader Muammar Gaddafi, leading … Continue reading 2016: Crack in the Mirror of White Supremacy

The Black Freedom Movement: Progressing Revolutionary Thought

By Nandita Chaturvedi. Revolutions against oppressive governments of the 20th and 21st century have taken on two distinct forms. The first is what one usually imagines when the word ‘revolution’ is uttered: a violent take-over of the state by a revolutionary vanguard, as was the case with the Russian and Cuban revolutions. The second is a transfer of power to a mass organization that follows … Continue reading The Black Freedom Movement: Progressing Revolutionary Thought

I Want to be Chinese

By Emily Dong. I am Chinese. But I am also American: I was born and raised in the country, shaped by distinctly American values, and that makes me able to see and understand young people in this country. Young people in the U.S. are more familiar with the “inevitability” of war and the “necessity” of machines than they are of this country’s great freedom fighters … Continue reading I Want to be Chinese

Vietnamese Americans and the Price of Becoming White

By Brandon Do. James Baldwin, the voice of the Black Liberation Struggle, said in conversation with Nikki Giovanni:  “The standards of the civilization into which you are born are first outside of you, and by the time you get to be a man they’re inside of you. You know, what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and … Continue reading Vietnamese Americans and the Price of Becoming White

The Struggle for a Positive Peace

By Nandita Chaturvedi. We live in times more precarious and dangerous than the era of the Cold War. Western imperialism continues to wreak havoc unchecked in the world we inhabit. There no longer exists a Soviet Union, which in the past had acted as a bulwark against imperialism. The world also lacks a principled organization of formerly colonized nations, united for the cause of peaceful … Continue reading The Struggle for a Positive Peace