Momentum
A blog from Medium about the fight against anti-Black racism.

RACE

From the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 to the present day, America’s legacy of vigilantism against Blacks — as well as their white allies — is alive and well

When I researched an article on the Wilmington Coup of 1898 earlier this year, several things struck me about this little-known historical event. …

Conservatives say they’re just “asking questions,” but the ones they ask have a disturbing thing in common

When conservatives bemoan the state of education and its supposed hijacking by woke mobs intent on destroying critical thought in the name of political correctness, they insist they are only interested in the search for truth.

The left, they say, seeks to shut down that quest — the animating spirit…

BLACK LIVES MATTER + RACISM

As long as they "don't know," they will never be held accountable

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

A recent study exposed a litany of dishonest practices. But, no one seems interested in police reform these days

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…

Politics + Race

After the ‘racial reckoning’ in the summer of 2020, conversations on racial justice are once again on the back burner.

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…

Let’s Unpack This

Like all things in America, an eviction crisis will hit Black people the hardest

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…

Let’s Unpack This

It’s strange to witness politicians support Cuban protests while railing against Black Lives Matter.

As an anti-racism writer, it’s striking to purview how often people push back against the cold, hard facts of how Black people are treated in this country. It’s becoming even harder to ignore as Cubans, both foreign and domestic, fight against mistreatment from Cuba’s government. Politicians like Sen. …

My birth certificate lists my race as White, but I’m not.

Technically there are no White people who look the color White. There are no Black people either who look the color Black.

But there is a story of Black and White people. One of the greatest stories ever told. A story originating in Europe. Brought over to the land we…

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