Waking Up

This morning as I woke up I continued in the tradition that black people have been participating in since the days of slavery, I woke up with freedom on my mind. Maybe one day one of my descendants will wake up and not have to worry about the racial issues in the world but I […]

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Weekend Reader 12/7/14

Eric Garner  No Such Thing As Racial Profiling, Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker  What the Eric Garner Grand Jury Didn’t See, Amy Davidson, The New Yorker  If Eric Garner Were White, Peter Beinart, The Atlantic Gabrielle Union: Lack of Compassion About Eric Garner Makes Me Fear for My Family, Ryan Buxton, The Huffington Post The US Injustice System-or How […]

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About Last Night

While I was in the crowd my emotions raged war within. I was afraid to say the chants because of fear that I would get angry and then not be able to do something and start to cry. I was confused because last Summer was the 50th year anniversary of the March on Washington, this Summer marked the 50th year anniversary of Freedom Summer, and 4 days ago (Dec. 1) was the day 59 years ago when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat and lit the fire that would launch the 381 day Montgomery Bus Boycott. I was confused because why was I marching? Why are WE still marching for people to realize racism is real?

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