John Peeler: Ta-Nehisi Coates has become perhaps our age’s preeminent black public intellectual, able to speak not only to African Americans but importantly to whites as well, to get across hard truths that even liberal whites don’t like to confront.
Our country has a rich history of forced removal of children from families. In essence, this is exactly who we are. This is who we have always been.
David A. Love: Today, neo-Nazis are using social networking to secretly organize and train a paramilitary force, and prepare for a ‘race war’ against Blacks and Jews.
Johnny Townsend: I found myself shocked by the racism and sexism I witnessed among some of my gay friends in New Orleans, disturbed that so many people seemed unable to transform their own suffering into understanding the suffering of others.
Sikivu Hutchinson: In an era in which African Americans continue to struggle with religious idolatry against a backdrop of socioeconomic and political disenfranchisement, Jonestown illustrates the steep price black folks paid to pursue what they believed would be a path to liberation.
Rachel Feinstein: Many white boys and men were encouraged to engage in sexual violence against enslaved black women through social norms and parental guidance.
Dahlia Ferlito: Instead of shunning and extracting humans from our spaces, what would it look like to keep people in?
David A. Love: Sports history is replete with men who have shown rage on the court, and not only avoided punishment but received accolades. The antics, outbursts and temper tantrums of John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Jimmy Connors are just a few examples. And male tennis players, such as James Blake, have admitted to saying worse than Williams did – without suffering penalties.”
saw a Facebook video last night with someone calling Colin Kaepernick a cop-hater which suggests to me that we need to review a bit of history beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance, because it establishes the bedrock ideology for our culturally expected behavior, with regard to anthems, icons and symbols. The early European settlers who […]
Larry Aubry: Blacks and other racially defined minorities are no longer subject to legal segregation, but they have not been relieved of the burdens of discrimination, even by laws supposedly intended to do so.
Irene Monroe: If a tape of Trump using the N-word appears, a tape that former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman says exists, will the GOP have a cutoff point? What stance will the Republican Party take?
Carl Matthes: Adapted from Black Klansman Stallworth’s memoir, the film was conceived by Jordan Peele, the comedian turned director of last year’s Academy Award nominated film “Get Out.” Peele sought out famed director Spike Lee to direct and re-write the film.
Dahlia Ferlito: You are now a martyr for anti-racist white people in America — for those of us who work to co-create an America free of racist violence; where the ideals of justice and equality enshrined in the constitution and espoused by politicians on all sides are actualized for all who reside here.