I Went To a Trump Rally Pretending To Be a Supporter: Here’s What Happened

The atmosphere in that arena triggered my black fight-or-flight response. You know what sounds like a good idea for black history month? Going to a Trump rally. My dad was the one who initially suggested that we go. I wasn’t interested at first, but going presented a unique opportunity. You see, like many leftists and […]

“Stop and Frisk” Cannot Be Apologized For

“Stop and Frisk” cannot be explained away by Mike Bloomberg as an ‘oops, my bad’, here’s why. On February 13, 2020, Michael Bloomberg issued an ‘apology’ for “Stop-and-Frisk” saying: “There is one aspect of approach that I deeply regret, the abuse of police practice called stop and frisk. I defended it, looking back, for too long because […]

Federal Education Reform Needs To Include Race

Unsplash — moren hsu If America were a tree, white supremacy would be its roots. Source — Blogspot It is going to take multiple waves of different solutions to eradicate the problem of white supremacy in America. We can have laws that remedy the effects of white supremacy all day, but changing the social outlook as […]

Don’t Forget: The FBI Wanted Martin Luther King Jr. To Kill Himself

Photo Source: BBC Radio 4 Today at 4:01 am PST, the FBI’s official Twitter account posted a tweet commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King JR. The same FBI that sent a letter to Dr. King while he was alive trying to convince him to kill himself? That FBI? Source: New York Times […]

Beauty and the Blackfishing

Isabell Winter — Unsplash They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. That’s a bold-faced lie. A few days ago, I saw a bunch of people posting a picture of some random woman on Twitter, saying she was doing blackface. Before you open images on Twitter, you only see the top half. So all I saw […]

Am I Ugly Because I’m Black or Am I Just Ugly?

Nowshad Arefin — Unsplash “Nose job” “las vegas plastic surgeon” “Black nose job” “Nose job cost” “How old do you have to be to get a nose job” “African American nose job” “Ethnic rhinoplasty”   With tears streaming down my face, I hastily typed those phrases into Google. It was a couple of days before my […]

The Hypocrisy of White Supremacy P.2

                                 Photo Source: Spencer Platt/Getty Images The first installment of ‘The Hypocrisy of White Supremacy’ touched on the hypocrisy that past presidents, first-wave feminists, and white moderates showed in their dealings with black people and why white supremacy, as a concept, […]

Why Learning About Slavery Made Me an Atheist

                           ‘Memory for the Slaves’ (1998) by Clara Sörnäs Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear and sincerity of heart, just as you would show to Christ. — Ephesians 6:5 My relationship with religion has always been complicated. Being raised Christian, I […]

Why Being ‘Colorblind’ Makes You Racist

You can’t deny someone something that they actually are. “I don’t care if you’re black, white, purple, or green, I see everyone the same!” “When I see you, I don’t see you as black!” “I don’t see color!” “If we stopped making everything about race, then it’d go away!” Ah, colorblindness. No, not this type […]