"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
What recommends “non-White” is not that it represents a different idea from “people of color,” but that it makes it harder to mutilate public discourse by overusing the shared idea behind both of them.
Even though only 11% of Black students attend HBCUs, they produce 20% of Black bachelors degree recipients. 33% of Black doctorate holders in a STEM discipline and 50% of Black lawyers received their undergraduate education at an HBCU.
On 9/20/2018, @DJChubbESwagg exclaimed: "THERE IS A WHITE WOMAN CURATING THE HIP HOP PART OF THE NMAAHC SMITHSONIAN?!?!?!?!?! WHO LET THIS SHIT HAPPEN!?!?!?!" igniting a small firestorm of controversy which involved a surprisingly large number of Black people defending said curating White woman. The curator in question is named Timothy Anne Burnside. Burnside has been … Continue reading Maybe that White woman shouldn’t be curating the Hip Hop exhibit at the Smithsonian?
Black people bring something irreducible to the study of ourselves that no university can teach.
When Eve Fairbanks wrote Well-Off Millennials Are All Julia Salazar. I Wish We Weren’t. for Buzzfeed, she was a graduate of Yale with a bachelor's degree in political philosophy. But, might she have been better off as a Mumbai street child? What heights might she have attained if she had grown up as an orphan who … Continue reading Rich millennials are suffering and poor people are to blame
A few weeks ago Shaun King published an article on Jacobin magazine's website entitled Why Bernie Sanders's history of racial justice activism matters.. Of course his racial justice activism “matters.” It mattered to Black students who wanted to inhabit the University of Chicago’s dormitories on a non-segregated basis. It mattered to Black Chicago Public Schools students … Continue reading Why Bernie Sanders’s civil rights activism doesn’t (really) matter