Opinion

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"(Re)Presenting America": Are culturally specific museums a good thing?

Can oppressed groups resurrect their own suppressed histories through a museum? What has been the historical role of race and ethnicity in the development of the natural history museum?

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Death of Maurice Sendak brings out a flood of commentary

As soon as the news of Maurice Sendak's death was announced, social media was flooded with comments from generations of readers, parents, and librarians.

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A sickening situation in Philadelphia schools

The entire district is being dismantled and replaced by a for-profit system operated on behalf of the city by private corporations and charter schools; I'm so sickened.

The 2012 elections and socialism

No objective person can fail to see that the presidential election is currently the main form of the class struggle in our country.

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Facebook consumes Instagram, grows more massive

Facebook recently bought Instagram, a tiny mobile photo-sharing company that employed 13 workers, in what appears to be a continuous effort by Facebook to maximize its grip on the Internet.

Foxconn and socialism in China

How can there be such abuses, and class conflicts, under socialism? Doesn't socialism promise and end to class conflict, and create a classless society?

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“The New Jim Crow” is must-read for social justice movement

Much like James Baldwin's "The Fire Next Time" or Michael Harrington's "The Other America," Alexander's book is a wakeup call to this nation.

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Mortgage agreement: a small step forward

Housing, labor, and civil rights advocates and elected officials are giving a thumbs up to the accord reached between 49 state attorneys general and banks involved in the mortgage crisis.

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Media and power

Canadian sociologist Jeffery Klaehn has put together a penetrating collection of essays dealing with the political economy of the mass media spanning a broad range of topics.

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Cuba sets socialist example on LGBT rights

Cuba is advancing a broad-based human rights agenda for LGBT people ahead of the United States.

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