Tag: Race

Why America Isn’t Post-Racial

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Why America Isn’t Post-Racial

[Race] was always there, but just stayed hidden and buried to make nice with everyone. I say let’s excise it and dress the wound. We’ve got to heal, America. Stop running from it.

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Episode 52 | We Can’t Breathe

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Episode 52 | We Can’t Breathe

This is my take on race relations in the U.S. in the lens of the decision to not indict Eric Garner’s killer, even though the coroner ruled the death a homicide and said the cause of death was external pressure applied to Garner’s chest and neck, preventing breathing.

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Ferguson and Healing America’s Race Problem

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ferguson and Healing America’s Race Problem

We have an opportunity now to move forward, but we won’t get “there” until we embrace race in America, with all the good and bad that comes with it. It’s unpleasant at times and everyone has to look at where accusations of racism have been wrong and right on all sides, but we can do this. I know we can.

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Black “Respectability” Is a Myth

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Black “Respectability” Is a Myth

When will we stop the lie that black people were just more respectable back then? Maybe they were publicly, depending on where they lived, but black people have not always been on the same page with “respectability” just so that we uplift ourselves and white people will like us more

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Ferguson Almost Made Me Slip – Part 1

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ferguson Almost Made Me Slip – Part 1

When I get in a bad mood and don’t pray about it, I’m prone to messing up (sinning) and seeking affection from some dangerous (for me) places. Now, if you want to know if I fell, slipped, and tripped…I came close.

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I’m Black and My Life Matters

| February 18, 2014 | 4 Comments
I’m Black and My Life Matters

Black lives matter. We have value, purpose, and futures.

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It Happened To Me: I Was Just Trying To Do Some Yoga

| January 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
It Happened To Me: I Was Just Trying To Do Some Yoga

You may have heard about my story yesterday at XoJane where this white lady wrote about how I had a difficult time with yoga because I’m “fairly heavy” and black, which are things that would understandably contribute to my ignorance of yoga and lack of enthusiasm toward it, right?

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Is Macklemore Really “Wack”lemore?

| January 27, 2014 | 2 Comments
Is Macklemore Really “Wack”lemore?

I tried to stay away from a Macklemore think piece, but as people are still outraged about his win 14 hours later, here goes. The Grammy Awards aired Sunday night and it was an overall good show. The Grammys eliminated a lot of niche categories, which I feel is wrong, so what’s left is generally […]

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Dan Snyder’s Latest Ludicrous Play

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Dan Snyder’s Latest Ludicrous Play

Dan Snyder is shady, y’all.

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Racism Is Over!

| December 5, 2013 | 4 Comments
Racism Is Over!

I want to draw attention to the Republican Party’s official Twitter account’s tale of Rosa Parks helping to end racism. They followed with another tweet hours later saying that her efforts helped continue the fight against racism. Why they chose to not just remove the silly tweet and redo it with a better explanation, I’ll […]

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