Resistance Now and Then

February 1, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Gerald Horne
African American history provides a textbook for resistance against oppressors and points in a similar direction: that is, to be effective in the U.S., resistance—dialectically—must be global.

Botox’s popularity raises important questions

January 30, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Dana Berkowitz
The fact that young, wrinkle-free women are turning to a potential lifetime of Botox and other preventative aesthetics speaks volumes about the unattainable appearance demands we place on women, our cultural infatuation with youth, and the sinister pressures we feel to buy our way to self-improvement.

Health for everyone must include immigrants

January 23, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Patricia Illingworth & Wendy E. Parmet
As the new Trump Administration settles into Washington, the repeal and replacement of the ACA is first on the agenda. If he truly wants to replace the ACA, and keep his promise to provide health care for everyone, Trump’s replacement must cover all immigrants, documented and undocumented.

Love Doesn’t Trump Hate

January 11, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Lee Bebout
White supremacy is reinforced by and persists because of a complex of emotions. Love does not exist above and beyond hate in a distinct sphere. Love and hate are side by side, they stick together, they intermingle, they interpenetrate. “Love Trumps Hate” is a catchy slogan, but these words do something that we cannot continue. They hinder understanding.

Muslim Cool: The Playlist

December 16, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Su’ad Abdul Khabeer
What does Muslim Cool sound like? What are the rhythms and rhymes that fortify and carry young Muslims forward in the work of challenging anti-Blackness and all forms of inequality?

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