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Antiracists often talk about the unearned privilege that people get just for being perceived as white. But what if whiteness isn’t just about opportunity? In her book, Waste of a White Skin, Dr. Tiffany Willoughby-Herard makes the convincing argument that the other side of white privilege is white misery. …

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Is the United States trending towards a second civil war? Several political pundits have suggested that the intensifying political divide and the heightened civil unrest in the nation indicate the potential for the outbreak of a civil war. In September, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman said the political climate

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Throughout the past few years, I’ve seen the same nickel-size stickers popping up around New York City. In the middle of these colorful, star-shaped stickers is a two-word message; “healin it.” When I’m able to spot them, I know that my friend Nora has been hard at work in her…

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we’ve been hearing a lot about Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates. For the past few weeks, he’s been interviewed dozens of times and has offered opinion pieces advising the public on how their governments should mobilize to mitigate the spread of the virus. His…

Whenever I hear the term “neo-Marxist” it’s a clear sign that the person talking, or writing doesn’t fully understand Marxism. Modern-day Marxists never use the combining form “neo” to describe themselves. That’s because to distinguish the Marxist thinking of today from that of the past misrepresents what Marxism is.


Olivia Ildefonso

Ph.D. Candidate in Geography at CUNY Graduate Center. I study race, politics, economics, culture and social change.

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