In the fallout from Russell Brand’s advocacy of egalitarianism socialism, some folks complained about the attention paid to him, arguing that really it is the most exploited and most oppressed that make social change. Others pushed back, Doug Henwood leading the charge, arguing that, as an empirical matter, social movements have often been comprised of… Continue reading Elitist theory of social change and the DREAMers
After the thorough thumping the GOP received last Tuesday, GOP leaders started moving to the left on immigration. Hannity, Murdoch, and Boehner all came out in support of immigration reform. The conventional wisdom is that the Republicans have realized that they have walked themselves into a demographic dead end, and are trying to appeal to… Continue reading How much do Latinos even care about immigration?
The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) is a piece of legislation which aims to provide paths to permanent residency for undocumented youth. Organizations like United We Dream and the United States Student Association have come out in support of the legislation, arguing primarily that not providing permanent residency for undocumented… Continue reading Reconsidering the DREAM Act