2020 Will Get Worse: The Election is a Looming Disaster

If you are thinking that surely we have seen the the worst that 2020 has to offer, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I ardently believe you are wrong. The November election is taking shape to be a storm that could easily make these other disasters and near-disasters pale in comparison. Continue reading 2020 Will Get Worse: The Election is a Looming Disaster

Juneteenth: America’s Real Independence Day

On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger marched into Galveston, Texas with approximately 20,000 Union soldiers. Upon arriving and taking control of the formerly-Confederate state, Granger read Order No. 3, which declared the freedom of the state’s remaining 250,000 slaves, effective immediately. (The full ext of Order No. 3 can be found at the bottom of this post.) Continue reading Juneteenth: America’s Real Independence Day

The Case for Jubilee Economics | pt. 5

This was not a planned part of my series on Jubilee economics, but given the way that systemic racism has once again reared its ugly head in America over the past few weeks, I felt like there was no way for me to ethically avoid discussing the connection between debt and racial injustice. Specifically, I want to take a look at student debt, and the way that it hinders economic progress and reinforces racial wealth inequality. Continue reading The Case for Jubilee Economics | pt. 5

Abolish the Prison Industrial Complex

The Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) is a complex system that uses police, the courts, and prisons to violently enforce the will of the political and economic elite. The PIC has a mutualistic relationship with racism and classism – the PIC depends on those evils to exist and expand, and the bigots and elites in society (and their enablers) use the PIC as a tool to advance their vile agenda. Continue reading Abolish the Prison Industrial Complex

In Defense of the Term “White Privilege”

If you ever want to shock a room full of white libertarians or conservatives into a frenzy, just use the phrase “white privilege” unironically. For those who have based their entire identities and ideologies in a radical (to the point of irrational) individualism, the very notion that not everything that’s gone well in life is due to their merit or work is repugnant, and that reasonable notion is at the core of what white privilege is. Continue reading In Defense of the Term “White Privilege”