Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2-2018

Publication Title

Journal for the Anthropology of North America

Volume

21

Issue

1

Pages

36-37

Abstract

The invitation to become “accomplices, not allies” is a timely and urgent summons to a political left that has recently swelled with renewed vigor. Galvanized to contest the Trump administration, freshly politicized young people and veteran activists alike have a spectrum of options for political engagement—few of which seriously threaten to dismantle broader systems of inequality and injustice. In line with Rosa and Bonilla's call to avoid exceptionalizing Trump in favor of more critical and robust analyses of colonialism, racism, and U.S. statehood, the call to become accomplices urges progressives to avoid the deceptive comfort of allyship, and, instead, to pursue complicity with criminalized communities (2017).

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Author Posting. © the American Anthropological Association 2018. This article is posted here by permission of the American Anthropological Association for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in the Journal for the Anthropology of North America, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/nad.12070

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