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
Like much of the country I have been following the absurdity happening in Ferguson. I engaged in discussions around riots, I watched as the police stripped away the veil and showed the entire world the truth of what so many have been saying they were: domestic terrorists. I watched as the President gave the watered… Continue reading What does Justice Look Like?
I don’t remember life before they were here. It’s like they came and everything before them was just a dream. One of those dreams you can remember the details to in your head but when you say them out loud it sounds like something ridiculous. Still, we remember those dreams. Every month, on the full… Continue reading The New
Track 1 the Blue Nile. I walked in so wet behind the ears I might as well have swam to the spot. I was utterly amazed though. It was like no where I had ever been. There were folks of all kinds and colors and shapes and they were all vibing. It was so different… Continue reading Scene to Seen: a reflection mixtape
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
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
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