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  • AV
    Published about 11 hours ago
    Why I’m Grateful For My Racist Ex

    Why I’m Grateful For My Racist Ex

    If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor' - Desmund Tutu
  • Ghezal Amiri
    Published about 12 hours ago
    The Officer Who Cried "Resisting"

    The Officer Who Cried "Resisting"

    Sixty years following the heinous torture and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, news broke in 2017 that Carolyn Bryant, the white woman who initially accused him of making advances at her, fabricated "the most sensational part of her testimony." The statement claiming he grabbed her waist and made verbal advances at her was "not true" according to Carolyn herself in an interview with historian Timothy Tyson.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published about 19 hours ago
    My 5 Favorite African-American Movies

    My 5 Favorite African-American Movies

    There has been outrage recently over the unwarranted police killing of George Floyd. #BlackLivesMatter has been trending, and many have taken to the streets to protest the injustices that African-Americans have faced with the police in recent years.
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published about 19 hours ago
    White America please listen.

    White America please listen.

    It is unfortunate that people riot and loot after racial tensions escalate, because their actions detract from what is really going on. It gives White people the excuse to not see the Forrest for the trees. I am sharing in order to educate and hope someone finally gets it. I understand that all Caucasian’s don’t feel the same way but I address them as a whole to make a point. During slavery African American were treated bad. They were beaten until the skin came off their backs. They were hung from trees and black women raped by their masters. For this reason, before anyone calls the rioters thugs, consider the actions of early Americans. Once slavery was over, free blacks just wanted to make a living and care for their families like White people. So please Caucasian Americans read this with an open mind then look in the mirror and no further.
  • Peter Mason
    Published a day ago
    #blackouttuesday

    #blackouttuesday

    What is #blackouttuesday and should I join?
  • Monsoor Ali
    Published a day ago
    Why Are We Still Talking About Racism In 2020?

    Why Are We Still Talking About Racism In 2020?

    In this modern day cultural atmosphere of straining race relations, political corruption, and flagrant social injustices, there are more examples police brutality, institutionalized racism, and domestic terrorism against black people in this country then I have fingers and toes to count. Law enforcement all across this country, not to mention the world, have been systemically abusing, terrorizing, and murdering unarmed and compliant black men, women, and children for decades, if not centuries and for the most part, white folks have stood by and watched silently. Some even refuse to watch in favor of ignoring these atrocities and sweeping them under the rug as it is their normal cultural habit. I must admit that we have had a few allies here and there throughout our struggles and protests over the years and decades, but the bulk of advocates, protesters, demonstrators, and spokespeople have all been black. And after the tragic murders of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And Malik Al Shabazz (Malcolm X), the number of visible and vocal allies have significantly decreased over the years. And in the same space and time, the number of racist bigots and domestic terrorists have remained nearly the same. Some have chosen to go into hiding and not be as proactive and vocal about their unjustified and senseless hatred of black people, but they maintain their beliefs and attitudes as well as their continued traditions of passing those beliefs and attitudes down to their children. Parallel to that, you have another group of white people who believe in their innocence of racism. They will proudly and loudly proclaim that they “don't see color”, that they have plenty of “good black friends”, and that they have never treated a black badly. Yet these are the same people who remain absolutely silent when atrocities like Rodney King, Amadou Diallo, Abner Louima, Ayana Stanley, Tamar Rice, Trayvon Martin, Tamika Wilson, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, and Breonna Taylor happen. In fact white people have been disturbingly silent about racism and absent from the aspect of the Civil Rights movement that deals with racial discrimination and bigotry. On the flip side, they seem to have hijacked the civil Rights movement, replaced black people and have been and continue to be very vocal and passionate about feminist and LGBT issues. What's so ironic about that is that there is an overwhelming abundance of black people who also support those issues.

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