I. Last week, author and essayist Thomas Chatterton Williams wrote a full-scale assault of fellow writer and author Ta-Nehesi Coates in an New York Times op-ed entitled “How Ta-Nehesi Coates Gives Whiteness Power.” He makes the case as to why this country’s devotion to race as a construct will continue to perpetuate the deep divisions […]Read more "How Thomas Chatterton Williams Gets Race Right"
The American cultural memory seems to have lengthened. At least as far as social media outlets are concerned as well as the blogosphere and the plethora of e-media sites. As we still are affixed under the shadow of a “post-” era of Ferguson, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin et. al., every new moment we experience […]Read more "The ‘Common’ Problem in Misunderstanding Racism"
In full disclosure, I am a native Chicagoan. I proudly state “I was born and raised, South Side of Chicago” and I wear it like a blue ribbon earned in a 1st grade spelling bee. Being able to claim the South Side of Chicago is a badge of honor amongst other blacks like being able […]Read more "Living in District Boundaries: Why Jackie Robinson West being stripped of their title is all about Race"