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BLACK LIVES MATTER + RACISM

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Since the racial reckoning began, Black folks have compiled numerous resources to "teach" White people about racism, why it's harmful, and what they can do to fight against injustices. But, like many Black people, I'm having trouble believing that White people don't know all of this already.

Also, isn't it…


BLACK LIVES MATTER + POLICE REFORM

Lavell Ford, brother of Ezell Ford, at the site where his brother was killed at 65th Street and Broadway in South Los Angeles | Photo Credit | LA Times

During the racial reckoning of 2020, it seemed like everyone and their mama was raging against the machine, speaking out against the disproportionate amount of Black people killed by police. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Jacob Blake became household names. But, since then, the topic of police brutality has grown…


Dismantling the Myth

Protestors gather in New York City on June 4th, 2020 | Photo Courtesy of National Geographic

America’s 2020 racial reckoning unpacked our destructive history with a more clear eye view. In these contemporary times and at the expense of our bodies, we were painfully reminded of the constant attack on Black and that racism was only playing dead. One pandemic undoubtedly brought on the realization of…


Politics + Race

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Talking about race and racial justice is never simple. Certainly not as basic as white America made it seem during international Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. While it’s easy to call out racism on the political right, it’s much more complicated when you try to address it among liberals…


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My mutilated Black Lives Matter sign tells a story.

I’ve displayed the sign on my lawn for many years now, right before the Black Lives Matter movement became more well known. We were pioneers in a sense.

My family wanted our neighbors to know how we felt about what was…


RACE / RACISM

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Things are not as they appear in this week’s roundup of race and racism news. …


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I get it. No one wants to be called a derogatory name. We want to be regarded as kind, decent, and loving human beings.

But isn’t it more important to actually be a decent person than a terrible one who hides from accountability?

I’ve witnessed White people become enraged at…


RACE / RACISM

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There’s no overarching theme to this week’s collection of race and racism news. But like every week, it provides examples of Black people persisting and fighting against a world that’s trying to crush them — whether it’s a homeowner trying to preserve a piece of the American dream, Haitian groups…


Let’s Unpack This

A stop eviction rally in New York City. Photo: Getty Images

The impending eviction crisis is set up to become a catastrophic event for Black renters. To be clear, it’s going to be awful for everybody, but the problem will hit Black people the hardest. President Joe Biden came under fire after the original, Covid-inspired eviction moratorium expired on August 7…

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