Most Recent from YES! Magazine

It’s Not Too Soon to Talk About the Post-Trump Era
by Chris Winters
Even when sensible adults finally take back government, “back to normal” is not what we want.
The Myth of White Safety in White Numbers
by Mike Males
New data on violent deaths shows that all people are safer living in diverse places—but especially White people.
I Need to Start With the Racist Attitudes in Me
by Colin Beavan
Some of my anger at the recent actions of white supremacists comes from acknowledging my own capacity for ugliness.
What a Revived Poor People’s Campaign Needs to Do in the Trump Era
by Amanda Abrams
For the new movement to gain national traction, it will need to draw in poor and working-class Whites.
Climate Justice Is Racial Justice Is Gender Justice
by Bill McKibben
What is a “just transition,” anyway? Bill McKibben asks Jacqueline Patterson, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.
Austin Police Try to Get Beyond Trans Misgendering and “Deadnaming”
by Annamarya Scaccia
A few law enforcement agencies have adopted new guidelines to treat trans and gender-nonconforming people more fairly. But it’s just the first step.
Stop Using Mental Illness to Explain White Supremacy
by Christopher Petrella, Justin Gomer
White supremacy is not an unfortunate stain on an otherwise clean democracy. It’s terribly, terrifyingly normal.
In Truth and Reconciliation, First Things First—The Truth 
by David Ragland, Cori Bush, Melinda Salazar
Truth-telling needs to come first before we can begin to heal the racial divide and redress past harms.
Clues From History: Why Trump’s Presidency Is Over
by Mark Trahant
Many state governments over the years have reached exactly this point of racial toxicity—and crumbled.
Confederate Statues Have Been Invisible to Most White People
by Chris Winters
We’ve been living alongside the Confederacy too long, and white people are finally starting to notice.
Locals and Tribes March Together to Oppose Construction of Natural Gas Plant
by Brandon Jordan
The construction of the Puget Sound Energy facility is already underway in Washington state, and it has locals worried about the health and safety of their community.
How to Help 55 Million People Out of Food Deserts
by Yael Grauer
Programs provide easier access to fresh, healthful foods to low-income neighbors.
Robert Reich’s Summer Survival Guide for the Trump Era
by Robert Reich
10 ways to get your mind off this White House.
The Historical Falsehoods That Feed White Supremacy
by Peter J. Hammer
Behind the racist slogans are historical tropes that the broader White America clings to, not just those who showed up for the “Unite the Right” protests.
Dear Fellow Lefties: Know Who the Real Enemy Is
by Kelly Hayes
United fronts aren’t about unity. They’re about survival. We have a lot of wounds to heal if we’re going to act in solidarity against what’s trying to kill us.