Category: Race

Bernie

What Bernie Sanders Said On Sandra Bland Can’t Be Ignored

  He’s wrong on gun control, immigration and trade, but goddamn it he said it. I never thought I’d live to see the day a Presidential candidate say something like this.   Bernie on Bland Courtesy of CNN:   Bernie Sanders said late Monday that Sandra Bland wouldn’t have died...

rosa parks

This Is The Rosa Parks You Probably Don’t Know

  Sixty years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus and was arrested. This seminal event of a tired, nice, old lady is what we think about as an impetus for desegregation. Not much is really told of her story beyond this event...

people of color

Luckily, It Looks Like It’ll Only Affect People Of Color

  One woman and three men of “Middle Eastern” descent were removed from a Spirit Airlines plane at BWI Airport. The flight was headed for Chicago from Baltimore. After removal of these four people, Spirit Airlines deplaned the rest of the passengers and they are all now at the terminal...

Dartmouth

It’s Protest Season: Dartmouth

From a protester at Thetab.com Hundreds of Dartmouth students and community members participated in the blackout protest last night. I was proud to be one of them. It was inspiring to walk through campus all in black, and to see so many other students doing the same. But I didn’t...

Ithaca

It’s Protest Season: Ithaca

Tensions flared last month at Ithaca College when students say a prominent alumnus made racially-insensitive remarks to another speaker on a panel at a campus event describing the black student as a savage when she said she had a savage hunger for learning. I’m paraphrasing, because like the incidents at...

Missouri

It’s Protest Season: Missouri

The history of racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri dates back generations. When the university denied admission to black law school applicant Lloyd Gaines, the issue led to an influential 1938 Supreme Court decision that helped pave the way for the civil rights movement. Three decades later, during...

Yale

It’s Protest Season: Yale

A warning not to wear culturally insensitive Halloween costumes sparked protests at Yale, which went viral over the weekend. A lecturer asked in an e-mail, “Is there no room anymore for a child to be a little bit obnoxious . . . a little bit inappropriate or provocative or, yes,...

privilege

A Working Understanding of Privilege

Police in Texas arrested 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed of Irving for building a clock. Ahmed has a keen interest in robotics and engineering, and put the device together on Sunday. He took it to school the next day, was pulled out of class, interviewed by police officers, and taken in handcuffs...

white

When White People Weren’t White

  America would be a grand land if only every Irishman would kill a Negro, and then be hanged for it. I find this sentiment generally approved. – William Freeman (1881) The largest mass lynching in U.S. history took place in New Orleans in 1891 — and it wasn’t African-Americans...