By Paul Kivel
Adapted from You Call This a Democracy? (2004)
When I began to think about writing about the economy, it was from an abstract understanding of the economic system, and a general awareness of the tremendous inequalities in Read more...
WE BEGAN THE WORK OF THE OAKLAND MEN’S PROJECT IN 1979 with a multitude of personal motivations, not the least of which was that the male roles we had been trained to follow didn’t work. Even without identifying it as Read more...
Born in U.S.
People of Color
Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist
THE POWER CHART ILLUSTRATED ABOVE is a Read more...
OVER THE YEARS THE RULING CLASS1 has created a series of jobs and occupations for people who will help them maintain their power and wealth. We refer to this as a buffer zone because it acts as a buffer Read more...
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Sometimes these days it seems like just about everybody is under attack. That only rich white heterosexual, able-bodied men have any kind of security. If that seems true to you perhaps it is because it is true. In fact, this Read more...
This is an excerpt from Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel (You can find the updated version of the book here.)
We may have a lot more at stake personally when confronted with friends or family members who are outspokenly Read more...
Since the publication of the first edition of my book Uprooting Racism?: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice over twenty years ago there are a massive number of studies and other forms of documentation demonstrating the workings of Read more...
Adapted from You Call This a Democracy (2006) by Paul Kivel
Who Makes Up the U.S. Ruling Class?
The ruling class in the United States is about 1 percent of the population, or approximately 2.9 million men, women, and Read more...