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Class War, USA

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“Class War, USA: Dispatches from Workers’ Struggles in American History”, is a rich collection of stories about ordinary people who resisted oppression and exploitation against all odds. Brandon Weber’s succinct and vivid essays capture crucial moments of struggle when working-class people built movements of hope and defiance.

From the mines to the factories to the fields, Weber shares the experiences of the real-life men and women who organized, heroically resisted, and battled the bosses and corrupt politicians.

Class War, USA, is an invaluable tool for learning the lessons of grassroots struggle, and is the perfect counter-narrative to the myth that change comes only from the top.

Brandon Weber has written for The Progressive, Upworthy, Big Think, and many other online publications, and has been a union activist for over 30 years. His has also written for The Progressive Magazine, Common Dreams, Good.Is and Liberals Unite.

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Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

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Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is the author of the fully revised and updated classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism titled, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”.

Enter any high school with a racially diverse population and you will find Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Why is this? Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, is president (EM-MERI-TAH) emerita of Spelman College and in 2014 she received the Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology, which is the highest honor presented by the American Psychological Association.

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