Recommended Readings

Racial Profiling in NYC An inside look at the NYPD’s Stop and Frisk policy

Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks NSA Prism program is motivated in part by fears that environmentally-linked disasters could spur anti-government activism. 

Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the Occupy Crackdown New documents prove what was once dismissed as paranoid fantasy: totally integrated corporate-state repression of dissent. 

Racism Without Racists Rich Benjamin spent two years traveling through white America and discovered a country filled with kind and endearing white individuals. In his book “Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America,” published by Hyperion in October, Benjamin reveals that he also found something else: a legacy of racial segregation and division resulting from habits, policies, and institutions that don’t explicitly discriminate. In the following contribution, Benjamin, a senior fellow at Demos, a nonpartisan think tank, describes the nature of structural racism. 

Oppression This article by Marilyn Frye discusses what it means to be oppressed.

Just Asking This short and to-the-point article by David Foster Wallace asks American citizens to consider that vulnerability to terrorism may be a worthy sacrifice for our democratic way of life.

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