This is reality: The fear any Black mother has every time her son walks out the door. The fear that—among other things-- he's more likely than a White person to be stopped while driving; more likely to be arrested and incarcerated than his White contemporaries -- and, as tragic deaths like those of Ahmaud Arbery have shown, especially vulnerable to alleged hate crimes. … [Read more...] about Dear White women, let’s not fall for Trump’s racist bet on us
From an early age, she wrote poetry. Inspired by Tupac Shakur’s album “2Pacalypse Now,” she turned her poems into rap. “He was talking about social issues in his community, telling a story with poetry over a beat,” she said. “And I was sold for the rest of my life.” … [Read more...] about Rapper Genesis Be’s long battle versus the Confederate flag
"Literally the easiest thing to do [with repulsive content] is to remove it -- it's not an act of courage, solidarity or progress to do so," Rebecca Carroll, author of "Uncle Tom or New Negro?" and "Saving the Race," and host of WNYC's race and culture podcast "Come Through," told me. … [Read more...] about It turns out your favorite movie is racist. What now?
“The story we tell is insufficient and inadequate, especially when it comes to Black history,” the governor continued. “It is our job — all of us that make up this diverse society — to ensure that when the next generation looks back — a generation that is hopefully more inclusive than we have been — they see a more accurate narrative, one that tells the truth, and includes everyone.” … [Read more...] about Rasmussen: 57% Likely U.S. Voters Agree with Trump on Need for ‘Patriotic Education’
Asked whether those calls might waste Humane Society resources, Haskins told The Daily Beast that “it does and that was absolutely a mistake on my part, but we’ve seen that when we apply pressure and people see there’s help out there—we just want them to allow us to help. We don’t want to jam their lines and take up their resources, so on one aspect it was a mistake, but on another, people need to know what’s going on.” … [Read more...] about Blue Lives Matter Is the Wildfire Cavalry No One Asked For