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Zillah Eisenstein asks … “WHY NOW, White People?”


Zillah Eisenstein, political thinker, activist, and author of Abolitionist Socialist Feminism: Radicalizing the Next Revolution, recently wrote an article for Ideas & Futures about how, during the onslaught of COVID-19, white people must stay vigilant against anti-Blackness. “It is a time,” she writes, “to be uncomfortable.”

“Will the support of white people in this moment really hold? Or will we/they feel under attack soon and leave? Who cares? White people should. Perhaps whites finally feel some of the pain of racism because they have felt a bit of what it feels like to be Black and Brown—to be thrown away by their government and ordered what to do with no clear explanation. Has this (new-ish) context pushed white people to a new racial empathy?…”

Read Zillah’s piece in Ideas & Futures

Abolitionist Socialist Feminism: Radicalizing the Next Revolution by Zillah Eisenstein

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