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 […]

You Are Your Politics

Jeremy Bishop — Unsplash “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” — Thomas Jefferson to William Hamilton on April 22, 1800 After the 2016 election, social media was akin to the desert wasteland from Mad Max- a hostile, apocalyptic environment, and every man is for […]

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 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 […]

White Apathy to Black Pain

On April 18, 2019, a video was released of Sergeant Greg LaCerra and Officer Christopher Krickovich pepper spraying and punching 15-year-old Delucca Rolle in the face. According to a witness of the event, more students than usual had come to a McDonald’s near J.P. Taravella High School because “somebody was going to get jumped.” Records from the […]

The Hypocrisy of White Supremacy

“Black people forget trauma easily, anything of malice done to them will be forgotten at some point by their feeble brains.” — Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States of America- in his only book Notes on the State of Virginia (1784).   “I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will […]