Loretta J. Ross
Series Number: 92
In this DifferenTakes, author Loretta Ross offers provocative commentary on how white supremacists may respond to the rising number of black and brown people in the US population with strategies to maintain white electoral power and suppress dissent. She analyzes three potential white supremacist options that have the potential to undermine democratic process, strengthen nativism and xenophobia, target LGBTQ people, and sharply restrict sexual and reproductive health, if not perpetuate population control abuses. The author suggests that reproductive justice (RJ), which promotes reproductive and sexual autonomy and an anti-racist valuing of all bodies, offers a framework for resisting white supremacy.
With guest editor, Marlene Fried