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"Whenever there is a spike in racial tension there is an increase in racially insensitive (and racist) objects."

Dr. Pilgrim: “One of the lessons that I have learned is this: Whenever there is a spike in racial tension there is an increase in racially insensitive (and racist) objects. Given the racial ranting that occurred before, during and after the recent national election, I would be shocked if there is not an increase in two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects, including ones that are meant to exclude black people and other people of color.”— Everyday Racist Objects discussion on The New York Times

About Understanding Jim Crow:
“This was a horrific time in our history, but it needs to be taught and seen and heard. This is very well done, very well done.”
—Malaak Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz

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Race/Related: The New York Times
Buy Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice


“(Going Underground) remains the go-to tome and an essential read for punks and historians alike."

 

"Despite the glut of punk history books in recent years, still precious few attempt an overview of the “hardcore” years referenced in the book’s title. The best known, Steven Blush’s American Hardcore, is a highly flawed and wildly inflammatory cesspool of factual inaccuracies, lurid sniping, backbiting, and axe-grinding posturing as “documenting” one of the most important subcultures of twentieth century music history. Though covering the same ground, Hurchalla’s tome is easily superior on a number of levels, not the least that he not only understands the subculture of which he was a part, but he makes a concerted effort to explain it—its motivations, codes of conduct, strengths, weaknesses, and very raison d’etre."—Jimmy AlvaradoRazorcake

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Buy Going Underground: American Punk 1979–1989, Second Edition

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No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA T-Shirt

Printed on union made black shirts with white text, this shirt makes no apologies in standing in direct opposition to the racist, white supremacist, and sexist bigotry further normalized by Trump’s election win while also giving a nod to MDC's song "Born to Die”.

Every Day is May Day T-Shirt

A celebratory graphic in black ink on a white UNION MADE in America shirt.
One day a year is not enough to honor all the work the WE do, so why not celebrate International Workers' Day year round?

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The Explosion of Deferred Dreams— Out Now!

 

(Mat) Callahan’s meticulous, impassioned arguments both expose and reframe the political and social context for the San Francisco Sound and the vibrant subcultural uprisings with which it is associated...

A must-read for any musician, historian, or person who “was there” (or longed to have been), The Explosion of Deferred Dreams is substantive and provocative, inviting us to reinvigorate our historical sense-making of an era that assumes a mythic role in the contemporary American zeitgeist.

Buy The Explosion of Deferred Dreams: Musical Renaissance and Social Revolution in San Francisco, 1965–1975

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