I like President Obama. I really do. I think Michelle is the best First Lady I will ever see in my lifetime and that Sasha and Malia are so blessed to have two great parents in their lives. They are truly the best first family I’ve seen in my life. Nonetheless, my relationship with President […]Read more "The Death of My Teenage Naïveté"
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"
#NotJustSAE is highlighting the pervasiveness of anti-black & brown activities on today's college campuses. #GoToThere #CultureOfDestruction — jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) March 11, 2015 So Sunday night as I was getting ready to go to bed, one of my friends tagged me in a video on Instagram. As a lover of funny memes I clicked on it […]Read more "When Frat Boys Showed How Ferguson is Possible"
So I am just doing some research for a paper I have to write when I read a passage that was very illuminating for our current racial condition in America and I just had to write about it. In this passage a Panamanian man writes to the Panama Tribune a newspaper that served mainly the […]Read more "Don’t be Fooled by Post-Racialist Arguments, They’ve Been Around for a While"
In the past week so much has happened personally with me finishing my first semester of graduate school but also more internationally with the announcement that the US will move to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba and North Korea being behind the Sony hack that it is easy to forget what happened last week especially as everyone prepares for Christmas. We cannot let 12/13/14 idly slip into another date where people rose up to protest but no real change was brought.Read more "12/13/14, One Week Later"
Don’t worry I am not disclosing anything about the case, which I barely remember. Jury duty has become the scorn of many for its inconvenience in our lives but it is a requirement that all US citizens have the privilege to participate in. The concept of being judged by ones peers is very noble but […]Read more "What my First Time on Jury Duty Taught me about the Law and Race in America"
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?Read more "About Last Night"