Our founding ideals of liberty and equality were false when they were written. For generations, black Americans have fought to make them true.
Adam Serwer🍝The intro essay to the 1619 project is an extraordinary tribute to the people who have tried to realize the initially empty promises of American democracy, and I recommend that people actually read it and the other contributions before forming an opinion.
Under President Trump, the FBI’s official counterterrorism priorities have included “Black Identity Extremists,” “anti-authority”
Adam Serwer🍝Honestly this story from @kenklippenstein should be getting more attention. The FBI designated white supremacists a "medium threat" while identifying "black identity extremists" a top counterterrorism priority.
The story of violent black protest in the U.S. is an old one — it's self-destructive but it sometimes gets results.
Adam Serwer🍝As long as we are doing Ferguson remembrances, five years ago I wrote this, which I did not realize at the time was the beginning of me digging into history to try to make sense of what was happening in the present
Universal Pictures has canceled the release of its upcoming thriller “The Hunt.” The film was previously set to hit theaters Sept. 27. “While Universal Pictures had already paused…
Adam Serwer🍝So just so we our clear, our simple head of state misread the right wing politics of an upcoming film as left wing, which led to its release being cancelled. The takeaway here obviously is that this left wing political correctness is getting out of control
White House officials rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats, such as those from white supremacists, a greater priority as specifically spelled out...
Another professor is under fire for using the slur in class while discussing a work by James Baldwin. Should universities pursue cases against instructors who use the word in a teaching context, not as a weapon?
Adam Serwer🍝I understand that there’s lot of distrust around people cynically finding reasons to use the word, but this is not a reason to fire a professor or ruin their career.
As long as the Republican Party and the conservative media are committed to defending him, their attempts to join their fellow Americans in eradicating the scourge of white supremacy cannot not be realized.
Trump is turning the Republican Party even whiter and more male than before, with profound consequences for party and country alike.
Adam Serwer🍝Listen to @mford. The whiter the GOP becomes, the more devoted to Trumpism it will be—even if that improves Democratic prospects in the short term, it is bad for the country in the long term.