The Price You Pay For A “Ghetto” Name:

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February 27, 2017 We are finally starting to have the real, uncomfortable, long overdue, talks about race in this country. I’ve never been more proud, excited, and uncomfortable with national dialogue before! I’m even more uncomfortable than 9/11 to Iraq War, weapons of mass destruction, national conversations. Racism is hard […]

An(other) Unpopular and Difficult Thing For Me To Say: Car Jackings and The “Crime Spree Pandemic” Is Racist Propaganda.

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The constant coverage of carjackings in Chicago Black men is racist propaganda used to justify the Mayor hiring more police officers in Chicago and a $9 million police training center. Talking about “lawless Black youth” is a way for the elected officials to invest money in policing instead of policies […]

Confession: I Can’t Celebrate Biden’s Win Because I Am Terrified of Donald Trump.

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re: domestic violence (trigger warning) Why I am terrified: Black folks have been in an abusive: physically, mentally, and emotional relationship with America for 400 years, and Donald Trump, specifically, for 4 years. If you know anything about domestic violence, you know why we, well, me (I can’t speak for […]

Dear Black Students, Your Freedom Will Not Come From What You Learn in School

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The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.  Audre Lorde Dear Black Students:  I understand how frustrating it must be to see all the anti-Blackness in the world now and feel unprepared with the tools you need to fight racism in schools. Schools are normally failing Black kids, so […]

White American’s “Logic” on Crime and Looting

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White people: yes, we technically stole, looted, maimed, murdered, and exploited millions of African and Native Americans to establish the United States of America.  And, yes, technically the folks who did the stealing, looting, murder, and exploitation, wrote the constitution and our American system of laws.  And, yes, all of […]