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African-American thinking and critical racial studies

Melvin L. Rogers, Heather McGhee: African American Political Thought; A Collected History, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

RACE THEORY: In the United States, Republicans ban studies of racism. In Denmark, the Folketing has decided that the universities are «European». Viktor Orbán in Hungary had gender studies removed, and in Poland, social anthropology has become a favorite object of hatred. In Norway, the government sets up a commission due to fears of debate about "racist structures". The Norwegian public has copied this right-wing narrative from the United States – the notion that critical race theory, ie academic knowledge, should be a "societal problem". The background is an African-American intellectual heritage that began with the thinker Phillis Wheatley over 200 years ago.

The identity-political winds of the time

Douglas Murray: Hordernes Hærgen – gender, race, identity

IDENTITY: Hordernes Hærgen is a flame script against the identity-political winds of the time. It is a fiery battle script against contemporary moral currents.

"What we want to say 'yes' to."

Kajsa Gullberg: The House of Mirror

PHOTO BOOK: Photographer Kajsa Gullberg is a Socrates light in the sex club. The photographs from the club are blurred and red-toned.

The photo model that would not be filmed

Beniamino Barrese: The Disappearance of My Mother

SKY LINSE LICE: The camera-dependent photo model now shuns her son's worn-in documentary filming, at the same time as she criticizes the image-driven model industry she has had as a livelihood.

The unifying force of a common struggle

Nadir Bouhmouch: Movement

ACTIVISM: Movement is a lyrical and beautifully filmed piece of political propaganda – with a Moroccan twist.

THE RIGHT TO BE HIGH: Colorado's cannabis experiment

Jane Wells: Pot Luck: The Altered State of Colorado

LEGALIZATION: Has the legalization of marijuana led to idyllic freedom for users, or has another market for cynical profit hunters emerged?

Who will own the stories?

Rebecca Solnit: Whose Story Is This?

POWER: Whose Story Is This? encourages each of us to change the world by changing the story we choose to tell and to whom it belongs.

With the people as the client

Edward Snowden: Permanent Record (System Error)

SNOWDEN: A spy, traitor or patriot? The answer depends on who you ask.

No means no

Mithu Sanyal: Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo

RAPE: Mithu Sanyal has written Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo in the aftermath of #MeToo, where rape is one of the battles for feminism and still part of the news picture.

Looking back at the world's biggest hippie party

Barak Goodman: Woodstock

WOODSTOCK: The American television company PBS has produced a new documentary about one of the key events in modern American history.

Whistleblowers – People's Enemies?

UREDD: A vibrant democracy, a vibrant press, and the rule of law are linked and depend on whistleblowers being taken seriously. Ny Tid interviewed whistleblower and lawyer Kari Breirem, current with the book Promoting justice and preventing injustice – about corruption, legal security and whistleblowing.

Healthy skepticism about alternative perspectives

Asbjørn Dyrendal, Terje Emberland: What are conspiracy theories?

CONSPIRATION THEORIES: The web abounds in conspiracy theories that can become both a driving force and a tool for political propaganda and suspicion of the other party.