A short reflection on being abroad as a black man with everything happening in the US. These are ways I’ve noticed how I policed my body in order to survive, frivolous liberties I can’t enjoy, or thoughts I’ve had. White privilege is not forcing yourself to stand in the front of an elevator with others […]Read more "White Privilege is….Reflections from Abroad"
I’m finally back from exam purgatory and what’s a better welcome back than discussing the paradox of black soldiers . Today’s Memorial Day, a holiday set aside to commemorate those that died in service to the ideals of the United States. Indeed, memorials are important because in theory they help societies remember the principles they were […]Read more "Black Lives Sacrificed"
Black people are some of the best multitaskers I know. See before enslavement when my ancestors were busy creating cultures and societies they were multitasking. When they were enslaved they still were able to multitask while managing to plan their escapes, rear children, subvert slavery in every way etc. During the Civil Rights Movement black […]Read more "Psst, Black People are Able to Multitask"
It’s been a minute because you know graduate school but I have been aware of all the events that have happened in the last two months in regards to how black lives are treated in America. It goes without saying how the recent non-indictment in the murder of Tamir Rice is beyond a travesty. At […]Read more "My Top Things of 2015"
Just watch this video, then read my thoughts This video is interesting because it really shows that racism is taught. It’s debatable whether he should be labeled racist because he says he doesn’t “know” what the word means but at the same time it can be argued that he did know and was not willing to deal with the consequences […]Read more "Commentary on Innocence and Racism"
On Dr. King’s 86th birthday the actor who finally portrayed him on the big screen and the black woman who told his story were not nominated for individual Oscars is ironic. Or maybe not really because Hollywood does this all the time with deserving black stories. This movie that comes at the beginning of this […]Read more "You’d Think MLK’s Birthday Would Make a difference"
People that are saying that Eric Garner’s obesity caused his death despite the coroner’s report need to realize the way white supremacist thought works is that he could have been skinny but someone would have made up some ridiculous excuse saying something like “he was weak physically and that’s why he died,” or “his bones […]Read more "The Illogic of Blaming the dead Victim"