Against the Grain

Banks, Cops, and the Imperative to Resist

At this year’s annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, three prominent scholar-activists spoke about power and resistance. Walden Bello addressed the structural power of banks and, more generally, finance capital. Kimberlé Crenshaw pointed to the targeting by police of Black women. And Mariame Kaba described police torture in Chicago, and a successful push for reparations.

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