Yesterday’s joke protest sign just became today’s reality

Tomorrow I'm going to a protest against the forcible separation of immigrant children from their families. When I started thinking about what sign to make, I remembered┬ámy sign for the first Women's March protest, the day after Trump took office in January 2017. It said: "Trump hates kids and puppies... for real!!!" While I expected … Continue reading Yesterday’s joke protest sign just became today’s reality

What white supremacists don’t want you to know: the Paradox of Tolerance

White supremacists are really, really hoping that you don't keep reading this article. They don't want you to learn about the Paradox of Tolerance, because then they'd lose a powerful weapon in their fight to make society more racist. Ready to make a white supremacist mad? Fortunately for us, the Paradox of Tolerance is easy … Continue reading What white supremacists don’t want you to know: the Paradox of Tolerance

One way to resist Trump: become an Ally Skills Workshop teacher

We have a problem in the U.S.: 63 million people who voted for Trump, either despite or because of his record of advocating and practicing racism, sexism, xenophobia, ableism, transphobia, religious hatred, and other cruel and backward beliefs. This election made it clear how important it is for people of good will to learn the … Continue reading One way to resist Trump: become an Ally Skills Workshop teacher

Fighting American fascism depends on understanding American anti-Black racism

Like many people, I slept badly on the night after the 2016 U.S. election. One nightmare in particular is burned into my memory: I dreamed that Rudy Giuliani, dressed in a Nazi uniform, was smiling gleefully as he explained to me that he was going to kill me with chlorine gas. Then I felt the … Continue reading Fighting American fascism depends on understanding American anti-Black racism