Cut the crap, Klansman.
Let’s stop giving white supremacy a respectable name. pic.twitter.com/AA48HOQ86M
— AJ+ (@ajplus) November 19, 2016
I’ve been in a daze for the past few days. 2016 has been a pretty crappy year overall, but this past Tuesday just confirmed it:
In less than 7 weeks, Donald Trump will take office as President of the United States of America. … Cheeto Satan is the next President, and 2016 can officially suck it.
The conversations surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest of the National Anthem has gone way past ridiculous. People are burning his jersey, calling him un-American, and the Santa Clara police department has even threatened to stop patrolling 49ers games.
Oh, the irony.
Since common sense is rare these days, let’s clarify some of the information that’s floating around the media. … The Truth About Kaepernick-gate
With every modern-day lynching of a black person by law enforcement, even though I don’t personally know the fallen soul, I enter a state of grieving.
That’s why this video from Evelyn From The Internets is so relevant: “Calling In Black”. … Calling In ‘Black’
Beyoncé celebrated black culture and white people lost their minds. … FormationGate: SNL’s skit ‘The Day Beyoncé Turned Black’ got it right
In the aftermath of the tragic Planned Parenthood attacks, the actions of the gunman responsible have been linked to the media backlash (and subsequent defunding) of Planned Parenthood. In spectacular fashion, Republican candidate (and huge Planned Parenthood opponent) Carly Fiorina denounces common sense and suggests that there’s no connection between rhetoric and violence. … Violence is rooted in rhetoric
It is painfully apparent that there is a subculture of law enforcement whose actions and character resemble the 21st Century Edition of the Klu Klux Klan. Thanks to social media, the world is becoming aware of cases where police officers are assaulting and arresting black and brown individuals for little other reason than asserting their power, “failure to comply” or because “they fit the description”. Meanwhile, there are citizens that support this bigotry through ignorance, bitterness, and/or blatant hatred. … New Klux Klan
Someone needs to come get Clarence Thomas’ sister.
A woman went on a video rant last week about her issues with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. After her video went viral, she then took her misguided thoughts on a bit of a media tour. While she has the right to her anger, her thought process is severely flawed; when a message has speckles of truth surrounded by poison, it’s still counterproductive. … The Problematic Concept of “Black On Black Crime”
One of the most misunderstood topics on planet earth is the concept of privilege. People who don’t fall into the 1% seem to glance over the various privileges that we are afforded based on factors such as gender, sexual orientation, level of education, and of course, race.
Some refuse to admit their existence based on our personal circumstances, but that doesn’t disqualify their validity. … The Misconceptions of Privilege
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