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Intimations of daybreak

Killing Off Columbus

The urgent need to confront our worst selves

Columbus is not Columbus, merely. That corpse ceases to even rot. It is now all desiccation and worm castings, the sparse remains of a life ignominously lived. But there is something inside some of us, despite all the renunciations, all the recovered history, all the New Woke Culture that, if you’re not Indigenous, if you’re not Black or Brown, says, “Still, you gotta admit …”

In/Action

Checking cops on campus

We need a movement that echoes the CPAC effort for campus police; community control is an irreplaceable element of all reform

It was several years ago when we started to hear about behavior from the University of Chicago Police that was beyond their usual clumsiness. The UCPD had a reputation when I moved to Hyde Park 20 years ago of overstepping their bounds in ways not unlike the 

 

Solidarity files

Reparations or nothing

This will be a dedicated space on this page to address one of the basic issues of our society – a problem and a solution. Too many people know too little about the authentic reparations movement in this country. When I am not writing about it here, someone else will be, because I believe it is central to any chance our country might have of surviving the disaster we have painstakingly built.

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