Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is a writer, public speaker and activist living in Philadelphia. She writes on Black politics, housing inequality and issues of race and class in the United States. She is the author of the forthcoming From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, published by Haymarket Books in January 2016. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. Follow her on Twitter: @KeeangaYamahtta.
Don’t Deride Liberals Who Attended the Women’s March—Recruit Them to Radical Politics
The fact that 3 million people took to the streets to protest President Trump shows that the possibility of a mass Left movement in the U.S. is now very real. MORE
Features · January 23, 2017
Fewer Police, Safer Communities?
The tension between safety from police and safety from crime MORE
Act Locally · November 10, 2015
In Baltimore and Across the Country, Black Faces in High Places Haven’t Helped Average Black People
Electing African-American political leaders has done little to alleviate the suffering of Black America. MORE
Features · April 29, 2015
Donald Sterling Is Only Part of the Problem
Sterling's remarks certainly deserve condemnation, but we can't ignore racism's more harmful effects. MORE
Features · April 30, 2014
Where Obama’s Class Speech Failed
The president claims 'the opportunity gap in America is now as much about class as it is about race.' Is it? MORE
Views · January 23, 2014
A Verdict on Racial Profiling?
A judge has ruled stop-and-frisk unconstitutional and racist. But will it stop? MORE
Features · August 16, 2013
The Verdict on a ‘Post-Racial’ Society
What the George Zimmerman acquittal says about America. MORE
Features · July 16, 2013