After the election: Agitate, Educate, Organize

After the election: Agitate, Educate, Organize

This is an interview with Willie Baptist, our coordinator for Poverty Scholarship and Leadership Development. Willie is a veteran of 50 years of poor people’s struggles for dignity and survival, from the Watts uprising to the National Union of the Homeless to the...
A New and Unsettling Force for Human Rights

A New and Unsettling Force for Human Rights

I want to express my deep appreciation to the Human Rights Institute not so much for asking me to speak today, but for their truly pioneering understanding and teaching that if human rights do not apply everywhere they have no meaning anywhere, and for their excellent...
The Case for Reparations

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.