Harriet Malinowitz

Harriet Malinowitz is Lecturer in Writing at Ithaca College and a member of Jewish Voice for Peace.  

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A vandalized statue of the Belgian soldier, explorer, and official for the Congo Free State, General Storms is seen on the Square de Meeus on June 14, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. The statue of "General Storms", one of the Belgians commissioned by King Leopold II to colonize the Congo in the 19th century, will soon be unbolted and moved to the Africa Museum, where the bust of Émile Pierre Joseph Storms will be "contextualized." (Photo; Thierry Monasse/Getty Images) Views
Monday, June 15, 2020
The Banality of Racism and the Tearing Down of Statues
In a spurt of public sphere transformations ignited by Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S. and worldwide, hoary statues and monuments symbolizing racist and colonial histories are being rapidly toppled, defaced, and removed. Among them are those honoring Confederate leaders (Richmond, Norfolk,...
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Sunday, December 07, 2014
A Few Words Are Worth a Thousand Images
As people in towns and cities around the nation – including Ithaca, New York, where I live – explode over the second non-indictment of a white police officer who killed a black man in little over a week, many have remarked upon the resemblance between violent, racist repression here and in Israel/...
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