Universities are useless if they won’t spend their endowments on Covid-19 relief

The day one cannot venture into the university to find humanity is the day there are no more universities, not as a matter of charity, but of what makes a university something other than an elaborate content production facility.

No, eugenics doesn’t work.

Famous atheist and hurler of flaming shit heaps into the discourse, Richard Dawkins, said on Twitter: “It’s one thing to deplore eugenics on ideological, political, moral grounds. It’s quite another to conclude that it wouldn’t work in practice. Of course it would. It works for cows, horses, pigs, dogs & roses. Why on earth wouldn’t … Continue reading No, eugenics doesn’t work.

8/20/1619: The founding date of Black America is a historical fiction, why that doesn’t matter

August  20, 1619, Jamestown, Virginia Colony, “Twenty and odd negars,” disembark a Dutch Man o’ War. Strange colored men speaking grotesque tongues surround them; all about, the ring and grate of clanging chains. The vast, green Virginia wilderness looms ahead of them filled with menace, the uncrossable Atlantic rages behind them, its depths, the unscalable … Continue reading 8/20/1619: The founding date of Black America is a historical fiction, why that doesn’t matter

Reparations and Power: How to spend ten trillion dollars

We grow the corn They give us the husk.We bake the bread They give us the crust.We raise the meat They give us the skin.And that’s the way they take us in.Naught's a naught, a figure's a figure, all's for the white man and none for the nigger- Afro-American folk rhyme Before we turn to … Continue reading Reparations and Power: How to spend ten trillion dollars

Reparations and power

"Where is the Black man's government?Where is his king and his kingdom?Where is his president, his country, and his ambassador, his army, his navy, his men of big affairs?I could not find them, and then I declared, I will help to make them."- Marcus Mosiah Garvey When reparations for American slavery are discussed, it is often … Continue reading Reparations and power