The Heart of the Uprising in Minneapolis, by Luke Mogelson. New Yorker, June 15, 2020.
A look at how the response to the murder of George Floyd is connected to the history and future of the black community in Minneapolis.
1619 Project, New York Times 2019.
A series of essays that examine the ongoing legacy of slavery from economics to health care to politics.
Making Black Lives Matter in the Mall of America, by Erik Forman. New Inquiry, June 3, 2016.
A look at how race and labor intersect with modern commerce.
The Case for Reparations, by Ta-Nehesi Coates. The Atlantic, June 2014.
How the historic debts from slavery, Jim Crow laws, housing discrimination and unequal pay must be redressed.
How to Cool It, by James Baldwin. Esquire, July 1968.
A classic essay that, sadly, could have been written about current circumstances – racism, police brutality, and unequal opportunities for Black America.