Tag Archives: Racism

Trump’s Alternative Black History: Endorsement of White Terrorism

After watching President Donald Trump get his talking point wrong about Frederick Douglass’ current status on earth, I percolated the idea of creating daily posts of the humorous sort about Trump’s Alternative Black History — but ultimately decided against this … Continue reading

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POST-ELECTION MEDITATIONS: WE’LL SURVIVE TRUMP

We lived under the leadership of a Ku Klux Klan-loving President who broadly rejected Japan’s 1919 Treaty of Versailles amendment that would view all races and countries as equals — likely because this President had more colonial ambitions to chase … Continue reading

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POST ELECTION MEDITATIONS – WOMEN AND STRUGGLE

I have plenty of post-election thoughts to share, but will have to break my natural stream-of-consciousness writing style and create a series of posts to avoid publishing tomes. This is still a blog, after all … Perhaps a good place to … Continue reading

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A STATE-SANCTIONED LYNCHING: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM READING HEATHER ANN THOMPSON’S BLOOD IN THE WATER

“A state-sanctioned lynching” and “Bipartisan political cover-up” are only two of the screaming thoughts I had while reading Blood in the Water: the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy, by historian Heather Ann Thompson. Blood in the Water is … Continue reading

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7 WAYS COLSON WHITEHEAD’S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IS PURE DOPENESS

I expect Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award-nominated novel, The Underground Railroad, to win plenty of kudos for its ability to convey a layered story of metaphoric Afro-mysticism surrounding Black slaves, particularly a young woman named Cora, who are pursuing freedom … Continue reading

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BLACK WOMAN TASHALA DANGEL GEYER PAINTS HERSELF WHITE TO AVOID BEING SHOT BY POLICE

Video presented below without comment — except that Facebook took down the original video before a user brought it back. Crazy love to my Sis Maya P. for putting this on my radar …

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A POEM TO SHAQ-FU KOON AND THE STRUGGLE

    shaq-fu koon took his mushmouf flow to hit the very same willie kitsune horn that wished jiyū to the embassy prisoner who we know is all breezy among the fading pallid male nigra haters club these days as long … Continue reading

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KAEPERNICK THOUGHTS

My editorial policy for mentalunrest is simple, if not to a fault: write about events, ideas, truths and creators that others don’t see or attempt to neglect. So — I chose not to write about the Star Spangled Banner sit … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SMACK: TREASON OR SLAVERY?

This week’s Sunday Smack inspiration comes from reading Eric Foner’s Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, where I was reminded of how the British promised Africans enslaved in America their freedom in return for fighting against … Continue reading

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POLICE REFORM ALONE WON’T SAVE BLACK LIVES

  I’ve been asked for my recommendations regarding police reform so that we won’t have to see African descendants like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile get killed after interactions with police officers. I can rattle off plenty of recommendations, but … Continue reading

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