Soldiers vs Generals: on white radicals in Ferguson

Last night I had this Twitter exchange with Marc Lamont Hill regarding anarchists in Ferguson:      Lots of people retweeted and favorited the exchange and lots of people felt like it was unnecessary blame placed on folks opposing police brutality and authoritarian rule. These people claim that this is not about race because as… Continue reading Soldiers vs Generals: on white radicals in Ferguson

How you Know Bar Louie’s Dress Code is Racist

My Facebook has blown up with all different kinds of feelings about the Bar Louie dress code which bans: flat brims, athletic wear, large chains worn outside of shirt, long white T-Shirts, and sleeveless undershirts, among other things. Some folks are outraged at what they perceive as overt racism while others are outraged at the… Continue reading How you Know Bar Louie’s Dress Code is Racist

Why Barb Johnson Deserves no Benefit of the Doubt

Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson made news when she expressed anger and frustration over Minneapolis’ racial equity agenda. While many have been outraged there are others who want to offer Johnson the benefit of the doubt. They claim that she is just expressing frustration with a process that might not lead to any action… Continue reading Why Barb Johnson Deserves no Benefit of the Doubt

Where did your Privilege Come From? a response to Princeton’s white kid

So the internet is abuzz once again with the musing of another knucklehead that has misunderstood the workings of race, racism, and privilege—surprise, surprise. Time Magazine recently published Tal Fortgang’s op-ed entitled “Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege.” In it he explains that at Princeton, where he attends school, he has often… Continue reading Where did your Privilege Come From? a response to Princeton’s white kid