When the people on the streets in Iran use the slogan "Woman, Life, Freedom," the freedom they refer to is freedom from domination. Iranians are living under a regime that limits what they can say, how they dress, and how they may gather and organize. Their government is imprisoning, torturing, and killing people who are … Continue reading Freedom: Challenging Domination or License to Dominate?
We Can Solve the Climate Crisis Without Worrying About Population
I am working on a book that argues that the world has enough for everyone. To get to that world of enough, we need better ways to organize society such that the politics of profit aren’t driving social, economic, and political decision making. One of the reviews I received on my manuscript took me to … Continue reading We Can Solve the Climate Crisis Without Worrying About Population
Jewish Trauma and Christian Redemption in Shine
The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness
Rittenhouse’s Acquittal is an Endorsement of Critical Race Theory
The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse is a powerful endorsement of critical race theory. We all know that no one is teaching critical race theory in the K-12 system. The current discussions of Critical Race Theory (CRT) are the result of a tried-and-true right-wing strategy to create weird forms of cathexis where they link the name … Continue reading Rittenhouse’s Acquittal is an Endorsement of Critical Race Theory
Racism, Capitalism, and the Climate Crisis
For the past few years, I have worked with Fossil Free California, a mostly white group, trying to get the gigantic California pension funds to divest from fossil fuels. Two years ago, we embarked on an internal process to look at how race and racism operate within our organization. We started to question how a … Continue reading Racism, Capitalism, and the Climate Crisis
The Unforced Force of the More Familiar Argument: A Critique of Habermas’ Theory of Communicative Rationality
A User’s Guide to White Privilege
Is Philosophy Anything if it isn’t White
is-philosophy-anything...Download Chapter 4 in The Center Must Not Hold: White Women Philosophers on the Whiteness of Philosophy by George Yancy (Author, Contributor), 2010 Lexington Books.
Understanding Accountability So We Can Hold the Police to Account
Ever since the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, people all around the country are mobilized to challenge the systemic racism that is deeply embedded in every institution of our country. We are in a moment full of sadness, trauma, and a sense of urgency. Many of us are worried that the moment … Continue reading Understanding Accountability So We Can Hold the Police to Account