As black people we shrieked in horror when the young black teen from McKinney, Texas explained how the white woman told her and her friends to “go back to her Section 8 housing” yet with respectability politics, it is easy for those who have “made it” to write off the urban poor and stigmatize those […]Read more "Let’s Stop with the Respectability Politics"
This whole Greece “Crisis” is very interesting to me because all of a sudden people care about the IMF and its loans because one country threatens the European Union meanwhile countries with a majority black population, such as Jamaica, have been crushed by the IMF and its policies for decades yet hardly anyone cared or […]Read more "Why Don’t Black Countries Suffering under IMF Loans get the Same Attention as Greece???"
So at the beginning of this week I came across the blog that listed my hometown of Orange, NJ as the worst of the worst cities in NJ. Naturally I was infuriated because not only was I tired of hearing the same tired stereotypes that stigmatize my community making it seem like a black hole […]Read more "Black Millennials, Let’s Fight for not Abandon Our Communities"
Originally posted on CLACS @ NYU:
Posted by Amanda Moreno – MA/MSLIS Candidate at CLACS and The Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University – Manhattan Graffiti on Calle César Nicolás Pensón and Avenida Máximo Gómez demanding the expulsion of Haitians from Dominican Republic. Photo by Amanda Moreno, May 2015. I noticed…
I won’t even share the story but apparently the terrorist who massacred the nine souls at Mother Emmanuel last week apparently got upset when a girl he had a crush on went out with a black guy. I wonder when society *read white mainstream media* will finally start pathologizing white masculinity as they do with […]Read more "Why Aren’t We Pathologizing White Masculinity????!!!!!"
We can't swim, we can't buy skittles, we can't listen to loud music, we can't shop, we can't play, we can't breathe, we can't pray. — Pete Haviland-Eduah (@TheNotoriousPHE) June 18, 2015 Was already weary. Was already heavy hearted. Was already tired. Where can we be safe? Where can we be free? Where can we be […]Read more "“Happy” 150th Juneteenth"
I’m sure I get plenty of looks in the archives because I always react when find documents where the author is throwing so much shade it makes me wish I had a cup of tea! Take Frederico Smith’s response to people who advocated that Panamanians of West Indian descent assimilate where he wrote, “I vehemently […]Read more "Black People Have Always been Excellent Shade Throwers"