Just finished C.E. Morgan’s The Sport of Kings and I am filled with many emotions. For one race plays a central role in the story from the fact that the author is a white woman to her writing about slavery and legacies of slavery (both for the descendants of the slave master and the descendants […]Read more "My Review: The Sport of Kings"
Honestly after watching The People Vs OJ Simpson Johnnie Cochran was a brilliant lawyer that was able to leverage the anger stemming from the acquittal in the Rodney King beating to his advantage (special shout out to Courtney B Vance). Regardless of how you felt about the case, Cochran used the media, the aftermath of […]Read more "My Take: The People Vs OJ Simpson"
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"
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"
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"
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 […]Read more "Weekend Reader 12/7/14"
Some of the most insightful articles I came across today: Cory Booker wrote a Column about Rodney King in 1992. It’s a Perfect Response to Ferguson, Libby Nelson, Vox Organizing Fergusons, Keeanga-Tamahtta Taylor, Jacobin How Note to Use a Grand Jury, Jeffery Toobin, The New Yorker Why Ferguson Burns, The Editors, The Nation Barack Obama, Ferguson, and Racial […]Read more "Daily Digest 11/26/14"