“The story of the Asian body in America is a story about rules, money, race, and imperialism.”
When local governments collaborate with ICE, deportations increase—in some places, more than 75 percent. But New Mexico shows a different way.
Typically, news of art-museum hires is chatted about in small, insular circles. But the announcement that New York City’s Brooklyn Museum had tapped a white woman to curate its African-art wing went viral off the optics alone.
Arabic hip-hop was first popularized 20 years ago by the Palestinian group DAM. The recent popularity of an Arabic battle league is another step forward in claiming a genre of music well-versed in discussing politics and oppression.
1,224 complaints revealed a staggering pattern of sexual abuse in immigration detention. Half of those accused worked for ICE. The Intercept investigates.
Journalists for The New York Times scoured old Islamic State offices, gathering thousands of internal documents that help explain how the Islamic State stayed in power so long.
“One main function of the white gaze is the reinforcing of illusions that justify, support and perpetuate white supremacy. When Devonte was hugging a police officer … not only did this image make white people feel warm and fuzzy inside, it supported a very specific world view.”
A sociologist who studies grief and justice shares four insights into the healing power, and political act, of memory.
…Speaking of memory, a shocking statistic. Slightly more reassuring: 68% of millennials registered awareness of anti-Semitism in the U.S. today. Perhaps because of that: 93% say all students should learn about the Holocaust in school.
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. led directly to hip-hop, an era of black American culture, politics, and art that is often contrasted with his legacy.