Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Matthew Johnson holds an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Hacettepe University (Turkey) and a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland.He has contributed to four books and has written several articles related to peace, gender, and social justice. His published Master’s thesis focuses on
restorative and transformative justice responses to sexual violence.


He is co-editor of the forthcoming book Trumpism: The Politics of Gender in a Post-Propitious America.

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  1. Greetings from Taos, New Mexico! Thanks for your piece this a.m. on Common Dreams. You may already know: Robert
    Koehler, a Chicago journalist: koehlercw@gmail.com–he is working on restorative justice.

    I would recommend the new book: THE HALF HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD by Edward E. Baptist. While racism is usually presented as moral turpitude, he documents that it was immensely PROFITABLE–and still is!

    Also the 1947 clumsy but trenchant satire by Sinclair Lewis, KINGSBLOOD ROYAL, in which the protagonist discovers he has 1/32 “black” “blood” and suffers for it.

    These questions are of intense interest to me: though I was born in Chicago, we moved to (pardon the expression)Mississippi in 1942. Here we were fighting a great war for “freedom”–and there I was in 1942 MS–and none of the grownups thought it was strange. Let’s just say it was very educational, and I’m eternally grateful for it.

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