Let me first give a disclaimer: I’m not a reverse racist, I have white friends [you see how that sounds]. Now that the formalities are out of the way, I have to be honest, I don’t do it this much, but I am poaching the idea of this blog from an article on the Root “White […]Read more "The Redemption of White Men"
I began to pen this less than one hour after the press conference occurred. Apparently the president of the United States, Barack Obama appeared at a regular press briefing held by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, and fielded one question surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin and the verdict in the George Zimmerman case […]Read more "Restoring Blackness: Obama’s Commentary on Trayvon Martin"
Our racial prejudices, the ones that we heard the older people in our family say, the racial jokes about Mexicans without regard for Latino and Hispanic ancestry that isn’t just from one country, or about Chinese or the Koh-reeans to the Aa-rabs, they all inform our worldview. The offspring of these people are forced to […]Read more "The White Female Privilege of Juror B37"
“I’m absolutely convinced that a riot merely intensifies the fears of the white community while relieving the guilt…. It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in […]Read more "The Ethics and Aesthetics of Fear Mongering for Riots after the Zimmerman Verdict"
If I had to give this piece a subtitle to the subtitle it would be what the name of the article I have over at FWDNation “a devolution of postblackness in primetime.” In case you’re wondering what I’m talking about, it stems from an interview that Touré gave on Piers Morgan’s CNN show two weeks ago. Touré […]Read more "Touré, Hip Hop Provocateur or Social Media Pimp: A Devolution of Postblackness"
I had to be honest with myself over the last few days about why I have been silent about what I consider to be the epitome of one of the greatest travesties of justice that I have seen in the recent years. I heard about Trayvon Martin’s death about a week after it happened and I […]Read more "Make Your Revolution Relevant: Why I’ve Been Silent About Trayvon Martin"