Oscar-nominated director Matthew Cooke produced a short PSA called “Race Baiting 101” that is absolutely brilliant. This 11-minute piece explains the history of the American slave system and how it still affects us 150 years after it was “abolished”. … Race Baiting 101: How Americans Have Been Duped
I try to stay away from asserting my opinion as fact on topics that I have no experience in, and it boggles my mind when others do. With the increase in conversations about race in the last year or so, there have been a lot of polarizing points of view on both sides and, like a lot of people-of-color, I’m exhausted.
Trying to explain systemic racism and its effects to those ignorant of its existence is like debating The Tanakh with Adolf Hitler. The problem isn’t the lack of knowledge on a topic, but rather the unwillingness of some to accept the perspectives of those who actually know and experience it. … The Perils of Discussing Racism With The Blissfully Ignorant