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From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation w/ Michelle Alexander & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Haymarket Books Live

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Michelle Alexander on the history and politics of the most recent phase of the Black Freedom struggle.First published in 2016, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation is an indispensable account of the history and political trajectory of the most recent stage in the Black Freedom Movement. To mark the timely release of an updated and expanded edition of the book, Taylor will join Michelle Alexander for a wide-ranging discussion of the history, present, and possible futures of the struggle for Black Liberation.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Order the expanded second edition of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation here!Speakers:Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. ​She is author of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, which was a semifinalist for the 2019 National Book Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2020. She is also editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, which won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBQT nonfiction in 2018. She is a contributing writer at The New Yorker, and a Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, legal scholar and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness — the bestselling book that helped to transform the national debate on racial and criminal justice in the United States. Currently she is a visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/oaH8pfgS88MBuy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

1hr 22mins

21 Jul 2021

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America on Fire w/ Elizabeth Hinton & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Haymarket Books Live

Join Elizabeth Hinton and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor for a conversation on themes from Hinton's new book, America on Fire.From one of our top historians, American on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s is a groundbreaking story of policing and “riots” that shatters our understanding of the post–civil rights era.What began in spring 2020 as local protests in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police quickly exploded into a massive nationwide movement. Millions of mostly young people defiantly flooded into the nation’s streets, demanding an end to police brutality and to the broader, systemic repression of Black people and other people of color. To many observers, the protests appeared to be without precedent in their scale and persistence. Yet, as the acclaimed historian Elizabeth Hinton demonstrates in America on Fire, the events of 2020 had clear precursors—and any attempt to understand our current crisis requires a reckoning with the recent past.----------------------------------------------------Elizabeth Hinton is associate professor of history and African American studies at Yale University and a professor of law at Yale Law School. The author of America on Fire and From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime, she lives in New Haven, Connecticut.Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. She is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. Her third book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, published in 2019 by University of North Carolina Press, was a finalist for a National Book Award for nonfiction, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History.----------------------------------------------------To support our partnering indie bookstore, pre-order your signed copy here: https://www.midtownscholar.com/preorders/america-on-fire-signed----------------------------------------------------This event is co-sponsored by Liveright Publishing, Midtown Scholar Bookstore and Haymarket Books.Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/p3njQGGxK_gBuy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

54mins

24 May 2021

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Race for Profit with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Henry-Louis Taylor, Jr.

Haymarket Books Live

Join Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Henry-Louis Taylor Jr. for a discussion of Keeanga’s Pulitzer prize nominated book, Race for Profit.Newly available in Paperback, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership uncovers how exploitative real estate practices continued well after housing discrimination was banned. After redlining was formally prohibited the same racist structures and individual gatekeepers remained in place, and close relationships between regulators and the industry created incentives to ignore improprieties. Meanwhile, new policies meant to encourage low-income homeownership created new methods to exploit Black homeowners. The push to uplift Black homeownership descended into a goldmine for realtors and mortgage lenders, and a ready-made cudgel for the champions of deregulation to wield against government intervention of any kind.Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Henry-Louis Taylor, Jr. will discuss the story of this sea-change in housing policy, its dire impact on African Americans, how the urban core was transformed into a new frontier of cynical extraction, and that transformation’s enduring legacy.Speakers:Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. She is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. Her third book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, published in 2019 by University of North Carolina Press, was a finalist for a National Book Award for nonfiction, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History.Henry-Louis Taylor, Jr. Ph.D. is a full professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, founding director of the U.B. Center for Urban Studies, and associate director of the U.B. Community Health Equity Research Institute at the University at Buffalo. He is an urban historian and urban planner that focuses on Black social movements and the interplay among city building, race, class, gender, and the underdevelopment of communities of color. Taylor is the recipient of numerous awards and has authored and edited five books and numerous articles, and technical reports on neighborhood planning and development. He has been cited in a host of national publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, USA Today, The Atlantic, the Huffington Post, and Time Magazine. Taylor is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2018 Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award by the Urban Affairs Association. He is completing a book, From Harlem to Havana: the Nehanda Isoke Abiodun Story (SUNY Press). Order a copy of Race for Profit: https://bookshop.org/a/1039/9781469663883Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/ODeYA640htgBuy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

1hr 19mins

6 May 2021

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Fighting State Murder: Racism, Police, & the Death Penalty w/ Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (11-20-20)

Haymarket Books Live

Rodrick and Sandra Reed, Mark Clements, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Liliana Segura in conversation about fighting the racist justice system.Join family members of death row prisoner Rodney Reed, Rodrick and Sandra Reed, police torture victim and former juvenile life without parole prisoner Mark Clements, author and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and journalist Liliana Segura for a discussion about fighting racism in the criminal “injustice” system.The massive uprising this year against police brutality and murder has sharply illuminated the racism of not only the police, but also the institutions that protect them. This struggle has thrown into sharp relief questions about the true nature of cops, the courts and prisons. The Black Lives Matter movement has given new life to movements for prison abolition, criminal justice reform and the abolition of the death penalty.The connection between these struggles is clear: the fight against racism. The same system that allows police to murder unarmed people of color in the streets is the system that incarcerates, tortures and murders people behind the walls. Speakers:Rodrick Reed is Rodney Reed’s younger brother. Rodrick and his family have been fighting to prove Rodney’s innocence and to free him for decades. Rodrick is the Vice President of Reed Justice Initiative. The idea for Reed Justice Initiative was born out of a series of conversations between Rodrick and Rodney, during which Rodney encouraged Rodrick to establish a collaborative to advocate for Rodney and people in similar situations to Rodney.Sandra Reed is the mother of Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed. In the 23 years since her son was wrongly convicted, she has been a tireless advocate for justice for Rodney. Sandra served on the board of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty (CEDP) for many years. Following the folding of the CEDP, Sandra and her family founded the Reed Justice Initiative (RJI) to continue campaigning for Rodney and against the death penalty. Sandra currently serves as President of the RJI.Mark Clements is a Chicago police torture survivor. At age 16 in 1981 he was taken to area 3 violent crime unit where he was tortured to confess to a crime. Mark was one of Illinois first juvenile’s sentence to natural life without parole in the state of Illinois. He remained incarcerated for 28 years before his conviction was overturned in 2009. In 2009 he was hired as administrator and organizer with the Campaign to End the Death Penalty and later served as a Board member with CEDP. Mark also helped establish the Illinois Fair Sentence of Youth through Northwestern University of School of Law, while sitting on the board of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. She is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, which won the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book in 2016. She is also editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, which won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBQT nonfiction in 2018. Her third book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, published in 2019 by University of North Carolina Press, was a finalist for a National Book Award for nonfiction, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History.Liliana Segura is an award-winning investigative journalist covering the U.S. criminal justice system, with a longtime focus on harsh sentencing, the death penalty, and wrongful convictions. While at The Intercept, Segura has received the Texas Gavel Award in 2016 and the 2017 Innocence Network Journalism Award for her investigations into convictions in Arizona and Ohio.Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/OS6uT8PPWSoBuy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

1hr 20mins

4 Mar 2021

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We Still Here w/ Marc Lamont Hill, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, & phillip agnew (11-9-20)

Haymarket Books Live

In the midst of loss and death and suffering, our charge is to figure out what freedom really means—and how we take steps to get there.———————————————— Join Marc Lamont Hill, phillip agnew, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor for an urgent conversation about the ongoing struggle for freedom in the wake of the 2020 election.The uprising of 2020 marked a new phase in the unfolding Movement for Black Lives. The brutal killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor, and countless other injustices large and small, lit the spark of the largest protest movement in US history, a historic uprising against racism and the politics of disposability that the Covid-19 pandemic lays bare.In his urgent and incisive new book We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility, Marc Lamont Hill critically examines the “pre-existing conditions” that have led us to this moment of crisis and upheaval, guiding us through both the perils and possibilities, and helping us imagine an abolitionist future. ———————————————— Marc Lamont Hill will be joined in conversation by philip agnew and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is currently the host of BET News. An award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University. Prior to that, he held positions at Columbia University and Morehouse College. He is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond. He is the owner of Uncle Bobbie's Bookstore in Philadelphia, PA.phillip agnew, co-founded the Dream Defenders in 2012. His work in community organizing and art is frequently cited and highlighted nationally. He is a nationally recognized educator, strategist, writer, trainer, speaker and cultural critic. In 2018, he transitioned from his role as co-director of the Dream Defenders. In July 2019 he joined the Bernie Sanders campaign as a National Surrogate and was later named a Senior Advisor. agnew currently is an organizer with the Dream Defenders and Black Men Build. agnew is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and graduate of Florida A&M University.Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. She is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, which won the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book in 2016. She is also editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, which won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBQT nonfiction in 2018. Her third book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, published in 2019 by University of North Carolina Press, was a finalist for a National Book Award for nonfiction, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History.Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/3OtCU6ichE0Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

1hr 41mins

4 Mar 2021

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The New Uprising Against Police Violence with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Marc Lamont Hill (6-8-20)

Haymarket Books Live

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Marc Lamont Hill on the history, present, and future of the fight for a world where Black Lives Matter.————————————————————If you cannot attain justice by engaging the system, then you must seek other means of changing it.We are in the early stages of an uprising against racism and police violence. The simultaneous collapse of politics and governance in the midst of a global pandemic has forced millions of people to take to the streets to demand the most basic necessities of life, including the right to be free of police harassment or murder.Join Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Marc Lamont Hill for a conversation about the history, present, and future of the fight for a world where Black Lives Matter, hosted by E. Tammy Kim.————————————————————Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. She is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, which won the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book in 2016. She is also editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, which won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBQT nonfiction in 2018. Her third book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, published in 2019 by University of North Carolina Press, was a finalist for a National Book Award for nonfiction, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History.Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is currently the host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN. An award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University. Prior to that, he held positions at Columbia University and Morehouse College.E. Tammy Kim is a magazine reporter, a contributing opinion writer at the New York Times, and a retired lawyer. She co-edited the book Punk Ethnography. She cohosts the Time to Say Goodbye podcast.To order copies of Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's booksFrom #BlackLivesMatter To Black Liberation: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1368-from-blacklivesmatter-to-black-liberationHow We Get Free: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1108-how-we-get-freeRace For Profit: https://bookshop.org/a/1039/9781469653662For further reading on this topic check out Haymarket Books' Black Liberation Reading List: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/blogs/65-haymarket-books-on-the-struggle-for-black-liberationWatch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/P3_CZ1rDlRgBuy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

1hr 21mins

1 Mar 2021

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After Bernie—Amidst Pandemic with Naomi Klein and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor(4-9-20)

Haymarket Books Live

Join Naomi Klein, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Astra Taylor, and Hari Kondabolu for a discussion of what comes next after Bernie.The current crisis is laying bare the extreme injustices and inequalities of our economic and social system.Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/6Gi5qGHRJ9cBuy books from Haymarket: haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooksWe are in a battle of visions for how we’re going to respond to this crisis. We will either be catapulted backward to an even more brutal winner-takes-all system — or this will be a wake-up call.Ideas that were dismissed as too radical just a week ago are starting to seem like the only reasonable path to get out of this crisis and prevent future ones.We need to use every tool that we have that allows us to hear each other’s voices, to read each other’s words, to see each other’s faces, even if it’s just on screens, to stay organized and stay connected. We have to create spaces where we’re able to deliberate and strategize about what it means to protect our neighbors, our rights, and our planet.We have to have the confidence to say this is the moment when we change everything.Sponsored by Haymarket Books, The Leap, Debt Collective, and Democratic Socialists of AmericaWatch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/6Gi5qGHRJ9cBuy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

1hr 31mins

1 Mar 2021

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Uncut Interview: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Housing is a Human Right

The Laura Flanders Show

Princeton Professor and author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. You can find more information on her new book, "Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Home Ownership" and a link to watch this special,  “Housing is a Human Right”, at Patreon.com/theLFShow.  That’s also where you’ll find a list of suggested readings and related episodes

34mins

17 Feb 2021

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Understanding Policing pt. 2: Thinking with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Jackie Wang

We Can't Breathe!

This episode builds on episode 2 and includes a cut from our last class (7.1.20). Here I dive into the work of both Taylor and Wang, looking at the genealogy of policing from the slave patrol through the War on Terror. We focus on the cyclical racialization of crime and criminalization of race; the spatiality of race and policing; the limits of diversification; and the growth of mass incarceration from Reagan to Trump.  

1hr 43mins

5 Jul 2020

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BLM Occupation, Tofu, Asian POCs, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on Black Politicians, and Guest Dae Shik Kim, Jr.

Time To Say Goodbye

Hello from the American rebellion!A packed episode on the BLM protests from our vantage point as cynical Asians and former Seattle residents. (Yes, Mukilteo counts.) We discuss the evolving Capitol Hill Occupied Protest both at the top of the show and in the second half, when we interview special guest Dae Shik Kim, Jr., a Seattle-based journalist and activist. We also get into the latest controversies on Asian American twitter, including a “chewy and bland” tweet about tofu and a handful of viral videos featuring racist Karens. On a more hopeful note, we talk about a writer we admire, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and her recent piece on the generational divide in black electoral politics. 1:06 – The ongoing occupation of Capitol Hill in Seattle and whether the city can successfully balance its focus on racism-specific issues with more general economic grievances (think “Tax Amazon”; her name is pronounced “Sha-ma”). Bonus: a bizarre Philly DSA statement.15:02 – Bloomberg Asia’s bizarre tweet hating on tofu (screengrab because Bloomberg has since deleted it):Also, why food seems so central to Asian American outrage, the timeless “cultural appropriation” debate, and how much we’d pay for an “authentic” Asian meal (not a lot!).27:35 – This week, a couple videos of white women in California harassing Asian people went viral. Are these videos an appropriate way for Asians to link up with racial-justice struggles? Plus, a hobbyhorse of ours: Asians and the category “POC.”39:56 – We unpack a recent piece by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor titled, “The End of Black Politics.” Tammy recently hosted a teach-in with Keeanga and Marc Lamont Hill. 47:25 – Seattle-based journalist and activist Dae Shik Kim, Jr. explains the ongoing Capitol Hill Occupied Protest. Why the name change from “autonomous zone”? What are the demands of the “decriminalize Seattle” group? Finally, how Dae Shik has processed this moment as a mixed-race (Korean and Black) person.Also, a quick announcement: Andy will be participating in a webinar on Thursday (June 18, 7-830P US ET) hosted by a group of scholars of China who want to stake out a left politics against both US and Chinese nationalism. If you’re interested, please register here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/left-perspectives-on-the-world-and-china-part-one-tickets-109214433310Below, a brief description and poster:Viral Politics: Left Perspectives on the World and China, Part Oneby Verso BooksThe COVID-19 pandemic has become the latest locus of growing US-China tensions, opening crucial conversations for the international left related to the principles of anti-capitalism, anti-authoritarianism, anti-racism, and anti-imperialism.As critical scholars of China, we will take up these issues in a two-part webinar series.We begin with the questions: How can we move from scapegoating China to developing an analysis of capitalism, authoritarianism and imperialism as global systems that produce crises and injustices? How can we address proliferating social inequalities, political oppression, and environmental degradation amid geopolitical tensions? How do we counter China-bashing abroad without sidelining the legitimate concerns of Chinese citizens and social movements in China? How do we address rising xenophobia, racism, and nationalism in pandemic times? And, what is the role of China scholars in producing critical knowledge and engaging with political questions?Co-sponsored by:Haymarket Books, n+1, Made in China Journal, The Nation, New Politics, The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), Spectre Journal, and Justice is Global This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit goodbye.substack.com/subscribe

1hr 24mins

16 Jun 2020

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