Mediterranean migrants: No one makes this journey just to pick up benefits
Sunday 26th April 2015,
, Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA
While travelling up the US-Mexican border several years ago, I met an anti-immigration campaigner in Columbus, New Mexico who went by the name of Quasimodo and who had carried a .38 pistol around with him ever since he went into an abandoned house and found some Latinos there.
The Cornel West-Michael Eric Dyson feud is petty. Black people are dying in the streets
Monday 20th April 2015,
, Photograph: James Cooper/Demotix/Corbis
Shortly before the last presidential election, Columbia political science professor, Fred Harris, bemoaned in an essay: “Were Harold Cruse, the author of the unsparing 1967 book The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual, still alive, he would despair at the state of black intellectual life.”
Who’s Gonna Win in Britain’s Election? Probably, Nobody
Last September, Scotland held a referendum on independence.
White guilt won’t fix America’s race problem. Only justice and equality will
Friday 10th April 2015,
, Illustration: Andrzej Krauze
On 26 November 2007 Brandon Moore, an unarmed 16-year-old, was shot in the back while running away from a security guard in Detroit. The guard made it look like sport. “[He] put one arm on top of the other arm and started aiming at us,” Brandon’s brother John Henry, who was with him at the time, told me.