Anthea Butler

Anthea Butler is an associate professor of religion and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Follow her on Twitter: @AntheaButler

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 The mother of a man who died in Vietnam holds up a sign protesting U.S. involvement in the war during a demonstration in the 1970s. (Photo: Jonathan Blair/Corbis via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
We Know Protests Work. So Why Aren’t We Protesting?
As I watched the massive protests of President Donald Trump and his policies in London during his visit earlier this month, I couldn’t help but hope that London’s fierce, festive display of resistance would remind Americans that this is no time to feel weary. Apart from the Women’s March on...
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Friday, June 19, 2015
Shooters of Color Are Called 'Terrorists' and 'Thugs.' Why Are White Shooters Called ‘Mentally Ill'?
Police are investigating the shooting of nine African Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston as a hate crime committed by a white man. Unfortunately, it’s not a unique event in American history. Black churches have long been a target of white supremacists who burned and bombed them in an...
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