NYT Article: Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your MindIn three decades of advocating for prison abolition, the activist and scholar has helped transform how people think about criminal justice.
Rethinking that mission trip to Guatemala: advocating for justice, especially in light of U.S. complicity – Baptist News Global
Most well-meaning mission efforts in Guatemala at best address the symptoms and not the causes of Mayan suffering. In fact, these efforts may even contribute to the perpetuation of the systems of oppression that harm the Maya.
Noble Savages and Magical Pixie Conquests: Colonial Fantasies in Film
By Zuleyka Zevallos I wanted to do a follow up on my post from a couple of months a go, on Hollywood racism. I analysed George Lucas' claim that big Hollywood studios were reticent to back his film Red Tails because there were no white leading actors in the script. I used the idea of…
Kenyatta Gilbert talks with Walter Brueggemann about the prophetic call in 2018. Kenyatta Gilbert, associate professor of homiletics at the Howard University School of Divinity: Professor Brueggemann, thank you for this opportunity to chat. Walter Brueggemann, professor emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary: Well, I’m so glad to be with you and get to talk. Gilbert: So,
For more than a generation the term 'Africanist' has meant an implicit stranglehold by a mostly white and male cadre of academics and Western institutions on the tenor and direction of discourse on African affairs in the global academy and sectors such as conservation. RASNA WARAH argues that authentic African voices and narratives are and will continue to demonstrate the absurdity of this situation and herald the beginning of a substantive change of the old order.