When there’s talk about eliminating 80 year olds, I get a little nervous. When spoiled Americans talk 'deprivation,' or crowd the beaches, I think about all the vulnerable people they can't see, but are willing to sacrifice
Ishmael Reed is a writer and poet, and Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of thirty books including the acclaimed novel Mumbo Jumbo, as well as essays, plays and poetry. Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and the L.A. Times Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Awards, he is a founder of the Before Columbus Foundation and PEN Oakland. Together with his daughter Tennessee Reed he co-publishes the online magazine,Konch ishmaelreedpub.com. He is currently Visiting Scholar at The California College of the Arts. His latest book is "The Complete Muhammad Ali”.
Writing exclusively for Haaretz, the renowned American writer pens a poem in honor of his mother-in-law, Ethel Strasser, to mark her 100th birthday
White males who lecture 'identity' groups won't address the crisis impacting their own. Academics must do some original thinking and not just pick up slogans from Fox News
Trump's villains changed over the course of the campaign and the early days of his presidency, but one heavy has remained the same. Black Americans. And the media has serviced his racism.
To challenge a president who brought the racist demons of the American experience to the surface, we must revive the historic cooperation between American blacks and Jews which far preceded the Civil Rights movement.