Tag Archives: Racism

What Black person in America is surprised that a Black Pastor was arrested after calling 911 to tell police he was assaulted by a White mob?

“Nobody.” — Black people Most African descendants I know try to avoid confrontations with White people that could possibly escalate to the police being called, or at least move forward with the drama, knowing their conception of innocence could be … Continue reading

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Quick comment and advice on Ohio State Senator Steve Huffman wondering if African Americans or ‘colored’ people are hit harder by coronavirus because they ‘do not wash their hands as well’

When we talk about the quality of healthcare in Black communities, think Huffman. Or don’t. I’m sure y’all already know about Buckeye State lawmaker Steve Huffman’s — um — musings about why African Americans have higher COVID-19 infection rates: Could … Continue reading

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White Rage lecture by author Carol Anderson

White robes and hoods are no longer required to reign supreme. Big thanks to reader “Ess” for passing along this video of a talk given by White Rage author Dr. Carol Anderson at Emory University. Feel free to pass along … Continue reading

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Buffalo Police Department’s 57-member tactical team resigned after the city suspended two officers for shoving 75-year old Martin Gugino to the ground, making him bleed. Good.

Eff them. They didn’t completely leave the force, but they should. I’ll riff off an old Funkadelic song: America eats its old. Peak oppression displays one of its most dangerous inhumane tendencies to the world when institutions begin to publicly … Continue reading

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Time for the obligatory Colin Kaepernick post: y’all should’ve listened to him in 2016

Most Americans, myself included, do not endorse looting in response to injustice. But your preference to discuss looting over racial equity right now misses the point Kap was making nearly four years ago. I’m breaking an editorial rule for this … Continue reading

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To all White people who say they are not racist — you all are neither innocent, nor safe, from White supremacy

You’re living in White supremacy. What will you do about it? African American George Floyd’s slow death under the seemingly-knowing knee of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is a symbol of White supremacy’s death spell for both America and the … Continue reading

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‘You ain’t Black’ Part 3: how Biden can fix the mess he’s made

It’s time for the Presidential hopeful to share and discuss his platform on race — and understand his place in the eyes of the Black electorate. Plus, a rare endorsement from this blog. About four years ago, but without a … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and racism — we keep chasing the hammer that struck us, but never the hand behind it

How can Black, Brown and poor people live long lives in communities not designed for people to live long? I saw this “fight COVID-19 now” vs. “Medicare for all” video on Roland Martin’s Twitter feed (be sure to watch the … Continue reading

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The Biden nomination shows that White supremacy has won. Again.

Even if the reigning White Supremacist in Chief has to drone “I’m the greatest President ever” from his political grave to a hypothetical President-elect Joe Biden in January 2021, White supremacy still wins. I’ll start with the premise my axiom … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: more proof Black and poor communities are designed for racist death (and politicians don’t care enough)

I’ll start by heading off the near-inevitable “What about White people” pushback whenever someone else mentions a unique and more intense version of hell that Black and Brown folks are experiencing. Sure — coronavirus doesn’t ask for skin color when … Continue reading

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