Steven Thrasher

Steven Thrasher

Steven W. Thrasher is columnist for the Guardian where he offers reported commentary on equality, social justice and more. Follow him on Twitter: @thrasherxy

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Friday, August 12, 2016
Hate Trump? You Should Still Hold Clinton's Feet to the Fire
Here’s a news flash: if you’re a progressive, you can and should critique Hillary Clinton right now – and that doesn’t have to mean that you want Donald Trump to be president. It means we are still using our brains, “That we are not checkmated,” as Michelle Alexander puts it , that engaging in...
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Saturday, March 12, 2016
Clinton's Comments on the Reagans and AIDS Demand More Than Apology
Talking about former first lady Nancy Reagan on MSNBC on Friday, current leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton credited “president and Mrs Reagan – in particular, Mrs Reagan”, for having “started a national conversation” about Aids. Aids historians, LGBT activists and anyone who...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Black Thinkers Like Bernie Sanders. They've Studied the Clintons' True Cost
Spike Lee is the latest black public intellectual to endorse Bernie Sanders and to question the sanity of black voters and politicians pledging their allegiance to the Clintons, who have done as much harm to black America as any living political couple. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I...
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Cornel West: Bernie Sanders an Insurgent on Par with Jesse Jackson
Bernie Sanders is as much an insurgent as Jesse Jackson was, according to Cornel West, who worked for both Jackson campaigns and is now the socialist Democratic presidential candidate’s most high-profile black backer. “Absolutely, no doubt about it,” the academic and campaigner told the Guardian. “...
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Thursday, December 04, 2014
The Eric Garner Decision Confirms a Holiday of Horrors. 'Tis the Season for More Protest, Not Less
On Wednesday evening in New York City, as dusk fell into night, another grand jury failed to indict another police officer for killing another unarmed black man in America – this one a bona-fide homicide caught on camera. On Wednesday night in New York City, we protest. And then they planned in...
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