Category: Race

race

What Happens When Your Race Is Not Your Race

  In 1998, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison called Bill Clinton “the first Black president”, saying, “Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald’s-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas”. Noting that Clinton’s sex life was scrutinized more than his career accomplishments, Morrison compared this to the stereotyping...

Rachel Dolezal

Why Are People Mad At Rachel Dolezal?

  What does it mean to be black? Is it purely based on skin tone, and at what shade does your blackness dissipate? Is it based on shared experiences? What specific experiences? Can a black person from a privileged background relate to a black person from the hood? Are their...

mckinney

What This Guy Napoleon Rambo Did In Mckinney

  McKinney Police Corporal Eric Casebolt announced his resignation from the department Tuesday afternoon. Casebolt was the officer in the YouTube video by Brandon Brooks who wrestled a teenage girl to the ground after she refused to leave the scene and resisted his attempts to restrain her.     What...

the police

This Is The Advice I Gave My Teenage Brother On The Police

  Advice For My Teenage Brother is a column where I give advice to my teenage brother 17 years my junior unbound by any parental obligations to shape his mind or financially account for his mistakes, I can flex my brotherly instinct and tell him things I feel his parents, sports...

reverse racism

“Reverse Racism” Is Virtually Nonexistent

  Reverse racism is defined as a condition in which discrimination, sometimes officially sanctioned, against a dominant (or formerly dominant) racial or other group representative of the majority in a particular society takes place, for a variety of reasons, often as an attempt at redressing past wrongs. It has been...

Opportunity In Baltimore

The Opportunity In Baltimore

Everyone loves Bob Marley, but Peter Tosh has words that are more applicable to the situation in Baltimore right now: “Everyone is crying out for peace, No one is crying out for justice.” Without equal rights and justice, there is no peace. Governor Hogan would do well to heed those...

you weren't paying attention - part 4

Baltimore: You Weren’t Paying Attention – Part 4

  I think it’s important to point out that not every store in these communities have been trashed or looted. This is not just unorganized lawlessness that is happening. Again, one has to ask themselves what is the relationship with the community that business has? if you are there to...

baltimore

Baltimore: You Weren’t Paying Attention – Part 3

  People riot within their own communities because they have arrived at a decision that they have nothing to lose. The people who talk about “jobs that are lost” are not paying attention.   The CVS was not mandated by the people of the community nor did they have any...

you weren't paying attention - part 2

Baltimore: You Weren’t Paying Attention – Part 2

  People are seeing two sides here and there are not. In Baltimore and many other cities in America, black American citizens are having their 5th (due process) and 14th amendment (equal protection) rights violated. These are Many are saying they feel sad, angry, unsafe, shaken, scared. You weren’t paying...