#BlackOnCampus (2015) is a Twitter hashtag that went viral this week in the wake of protests against racism at US universities – Yale, Mizzou and, now, at Ithaca College. In all three cases, those in authority refused to face up to the racism at their universities.

Racism at universities is nothing new:
 PWIs (Predominately White Institutions) have always been racist. First by not admitting Blacks at all, then by making them and other students of colour feel unwelcomed and unsafe, turning a blind eye to the racism they face, writing it off as “isolated incidents”, being “oversensitive” and so on.

Black Twitter weighs in:


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Coward Racists And Bikers Gather For Anti-Islam Stunt Outside Phoenix Mosque

Dozens of people have gathered for a provocative rally in front of the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona, staged during Friday prayers. Anti-Islam event organizers encouraged participant…

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Undoing Border Imperialism: Harsha Walia


“Harsha Walia has played a central role in building some of North America’s most innovative, diverse, and effective new movements. That this brilliant organizer and theorist has found time to share her wisdom in this book is a tremendous gift to us all.”—Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

Undoing Border Imperialism combines academic discourse, lived experiences of displacement, and movement-based practices into an exciting new book. By reformulating immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire, it provides the alternative conceptual frameworks of border imperialism and decolonization. Drawing on the author’s experiences in No One Is Illegal, this work offers relevant insights for all social movement organizers on effective strategies to overcome the barriers and borders within movements in order to cultivate fierce, loving, and sustainable communities of resistance striving toward liberation. The author grounds the book in collective vision, with short contributions from over twenty organizers and writers from across North America.

Harsha Walia is a South Asian activist, writer, and popular educator rooted in emancipatory movements and communities for over a decade.”



Community Village‘s insight:


I’ve started reading this book and I highly recommend it.



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Decolonize All The Things: How Africana Sociology & Decolonized Anthropology Undo Domination


“The first step towards critical analysis and political liberation is decolonization.  Decolonization is anti-racist, anti-patriarchal, and anti-capitalist. ”



Community Village‘s insight:


I’m finding that the study of Decolonization is where I need to focus more attention.



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Harsha Walia on Anti-Oppression, Decolonization, and Responsible Allyship


Harsha Walia is a Vancouver (coast salish territories) based South Asian community activist organizing in various migrant justice, indigenous solidarity, and anti capitalist, anti colonial movements.

She is speaking at City is a Sweatshop on February 21st, 2009


Since the start of the economic crisis, we’ve seen workplace raids, handouts to the rich, increased deportation, targeting of migrants and the shattering of social services. On May 2, join the fightback and insist that NO ONE, poor or undocumented, IS ILLEGAL!

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Totally Biased: Kamau Speaks with Tim Wise (Extended Interview)

“Tonight on Totally Biased, Kamau has a poignant conversation about privilege with prominent anti-racist writer and educator, Tim Wise. Tim has advice for anyone who wants to know what it’s like to be a black person: try talking to a black person.”
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