Steve Martinot

Steve Martinot is Instructor Emeritus at the Center for Interdisciplinary Programs at San Francisco State University. He is the author of The Rule of Racialization: Class, Identity, Governance, Forms in the Abyss: a Philosophical Bridge between Sartre and Derrida (both Temple) and The Machinery of Whiteness. He is also the editor of two previous books, and translator of Racism by Albert Memmi. He has written extensively on the structures of racism and white supremacy in the United States, as well as on corporate culture and economics, and leads seminars on these subjects in the Bay Area.

Justice? Or “Just Us”

Cultural Autonomy vs. Cultural Suppression

People’s Park and “Cop City”

Kicking the Encampment Around Again

A Proposal to End Police Militarism

Policing and the structure of racialization

The Dialogic of Violence

“They’re Militarizing the Cops Again, Hurroo, Hurroo”

Acquiescence – Buying the Hype

The Fallacy of Input

Oh No, Not Another Crime Wave!

Is Corporate Personhood White?

Why Political Representation Doesn’t Represent

The Psychology Produced by Surveillance

What is the Surveillance State?

A Film for Our Time

Debating the Mayor on People’s Park

Notes Toward a Complainant’s Bill of Rights

Chauvin Lost, but the Murderers Won

Violence for the Sake of Violence

Police Obedience and Racialization

The Police “Use of Force,” and Berkeley’s “Use of Farce”

The Killing Just Keeps Going On

What Does It Mean to Act White?

Why White People find it Difficult to Talk about Race

Race is Not a Noun, it is a Verb

Racism is a Relation Between White People

The Desire to Kill

The Constitution and Homelessness

The Constitutionality of Homeless Encampments

No Country for Old Women

The Properties of Property

The Ideology of Pepper Spray: Force and Violence in a Can

Twisted Thinking: Police Militarization in Berkeley

It’s Time to Drive Away the Developers

A Celebratory Note on Sunday’s People in Berkeley

The “Fundamentalism” in Police Operations

Berkeley City Politics and the Denial Of Due Process

On Victimless Crime Laws: And a Call to Release All Who Have Been Victimzed by Them

Police Torture and the Real Militarization of Society

The Politics of Prisons and Prisoners

The Violence of Police Politics

White Power, White Culture, Whitewash

Whose Ground Is It, Anyway?