The epistemic Wild West

NOTE: This post appeared on the Berkeley Blog on December 28, 2016. You can find the original post here. “Post-truth (/ˌpəʊs(t)ˈtruːθ/) adj.: Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. 2016 Word of the Year, Oxford Dictionaries “Are you real?” “Well, […]

Anti-Blackness in Immigration – On Policy

Immigration “reform” is no stranger to Anti-blackness. The purpose of this article (and ones in the immediate future) is to refine a position that does not get as much play as it ought to – the motif of anti-blackness as it applies to immigration policy discussions. In “On Reifying Anti-Blackness Through So-called Immigration “Reform”” – […]

Thoughts on The African Voice in the Immigration Debate

To the detriment of the immigration reform debate, the African/Caribbean voice is silent. This is not to take away from the summer of 2012 when my Kenyan-born self came out as undocumented during a Maryland DREAM act rally in front of Baltimore’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office and marched for the same cause later […]