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Melanie E. L. Bush is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Adelphi University and a Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of South Africa). Her publications include: Tensions in the American Dream (with Rod Bush), Everyday Forms of Whiteness: Understanding Race in a “Post-Racial” World as well as many articles and book chapters. Her current research flows from the work she and Rod did together and focuses on solidarity economy projects and resistance to coloniality, white supremacy, capitalism and all forms of domination, oppression and exploitation through the development of a “decolonial” text for the social sciences, with an international team of scholars.. She has long been active in movements for justice and is currently on the Leadership Committee and Strategy Team of May First People Link. At Adelphi she is the founder of the Collaboration Project and the Racial Justice Alliance and continues to be actively involved in raising awareness and engaged action. It is in the everyday struggle for social and racial justice and a more loving world that she finds home. Until Freedom,