Keean­ga-Yamaht­ta Tay­lor is a writer, pub­lic speak­er and activist liv­ing in Philadel­phia. She writes on Black pol­i­tics, hous­ing inequal­i­ty and issues of race and class in the Unit­ed States. She is the author of the forth­com­ing From #Black­Lives­Mat­ter to Black Lib­er­a­tion, pub­lished by Hay­mar­ket Books in Jan­u­ary 2016. She is an Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of African Amer­i­can Stud­ies at Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty. Fol­low her on Twit­ter: @KeeangaYamahtta.
Don’t Deride Liberals Who Attended the Women’s March—Recruit Them to Radical Politics
The fact that 3 million people took to the streets to protest President Trump shows that the possibility of a mass Left movement in the U.S. is now very real.
Fewer Police, Safer Communities?
The tension between safety from police and safety from crime
In Baltimore and Across the Country, Black Faces in High Places Haven’t Helped Average Black People
Electing African-American political leaders has done little to alleviate the suffering of Black America.
Donald Sterling Is Only Part of the Problem
Sterling's remarks certainly deserve condemnation, but we can't ignore racism's more harmful effects.
Where Obama’s Class Speech Failed
The president claims 'the opportunity gap in America is now as much about class as it is about race.' Is it?
A Verdict on Racial Profiling?
A judge has ruled stop-and-frisk unconstitutional and racist. But will it stop?
The Verdict on a ‘Post-Racial’ Society
What the George Zimmerman acquittal says about America.