Author: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

KEEANGA-YAMAHTTA TAYLOR is a doctoral candidate in African-American Studies at Northwestern University. Author of several articles on racism in the United States in CounterPunch, The Black Commentator, Gaper’s Block and the International Socialist Review among others, she is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review and a columnist for She can be reached at

Race, Crisis, and Resistance in the United States

An Interview with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor discusses the significance of the struggle against racism and police violence.

Race and the Obama Era

It has been more than a year since Barack Obama was inaugurated as the first African- American president of the United States. Despite the obvious historic significance of his election, Obama’s actions to date make it very doubtful that his presidency will alleviate the persisting conditions of racism, discrimination, and general inequality that continue to shape the experience of most African-Americans in the United States.