Momentum
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Racial injustice isn’t mostly about subconscious impulses — the problem is structural and requires a systemic response

Several years ago, when research about implicit bias — also known as unconscious bias — started to enter discussions about racism and how to undo it, I remember thinking three things.

First, the research demonstrated an obvious truth: people internalize biases picked up from society.

Second, the instrument chosen to…

The Takeaway

Working from home has an unintended benefit: White co-workers can’t get close enough to me to reach out and touch my tresses

My natural hairstyle changes frequently, and pre-pandemic, I wore it in a short, tight, coily wash-and-go style or, other times, in small twists or flat-ironed. The style that elicited the most attention was my Afro, which was larger than Angela Davis’ signature hairstyle.

I was accustomed to inquiries about my…

Black Thoughts

When it comes to Black employees, we already know the challenges

A new study by Walmart finds that, unsurprisingly, it will take almost a century for Black workers to be equally represented in the private sector.

The study, also cosigned by McKinsey & Company, more specifically states that it would take 95 years for Black employees to reach “talent parity.” In…

When you give advice to a Black person from a place of white privilege, don’t expect us to say thank you

I am an anti-racism writer. I share my experiences so that people understand that racism is real; it is not the collective hallucination of Black people the world over.

I write from a place of pain and trauma. It hurts to relive my experiences, but I feel the need to…

Momentum

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

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