I try to keep my posts as lighthearted as possible, but as a black man I cannot ignore the blatant racism going on in the US, which I can honestly say is nearly as blatant today as it was in the 1960s.
With all the controversy surrounding the Confederate Flag, it’s amazing how misinformed and ignorant some are. If you honestly believe that the Confederate Flag is “heritage not hate”, then I apologize in advance for calling you an idiot. … The Truth About The Confederate Flag
There’s a habit that we have as Americans to call a spade a spade unless it hits close to home. The media immediately and correctly labeled the World Trade Center attacks of 2001 as terrorism. Yet, when Dylan Hook walked into a historically black church in Charleston, S.C. this month and brutally murdered nine people, the media quickly classified it as a lone incident by a troubled youth. … Why calling the Charleston shooting terrorism is important to so many people
Here we go again. It never surprises me, and yet it always hurts.
Freddie Gray died by the hands of law enforcement. It hasn’t been revealed why he was even arrested, but we do that he was taken into police custody and within hours suffered spinal injuries that would turn fatal. … Freddie Gray: Different Name, Same Narrative
I have a complicated relationship with the “N” word.
It is a part of the normal vernacular in the neighborhood I grew up in. Depending on the tone of voice used, it can mean a number of different things. It isn’t in my regular vocabulary, but in the past it has been known to roll off of my tongue with ease. … The “N” Word
I remember being at a swim camp in Wisconsin with three of my teammates when I was about 11. We were the only black kids out of maybe 60 campers, and it’s safe to assume that a lot of them had never met a black person in real life. … Oreo