Every Day in Amerikkka is Columbus Day

"Settler colonialism is a structure, not an event." Among much else, these words mean that, whether they're called Columbus Day, Independence Day, or Tuesday, every day in America is a Columbus Day – every day marks the continuation of the ongoing dispossession of Native nations. Despite that Native life and land return matter every single … Continue reading Every Day in Amerikkka is Columbus Day

Shame, guilt, or the preservation of white pride in anti-racist strategy

In every anti-racism training or workshop I've participated in, whether it was led by a liberal or more radically inclined teacher, there's a certain political conclusion that masquerades as common sense. At some point, the facilitator will reassure the whites in the room, letting them know that even though their lives are based on the … Continue reading Shame, guilt, or the preservation of white pride in anti-racist strategy