Tag Archives: race/racism

Slavery By Another Name

“[In the Spring of 1921, John S.] Williams [became] the first Southern white man since 1877 to be indicted for the first degree murder of an African American; it would not happen again until 1966.” — Slavery By Another Name (PBS 2012).   PBS: Slavery by Another Name “resets” our national clock with a singular […]

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My Family’s Doll Test

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi* writing for The Atlantic: Regardless of your race, it’s never too early to consider the messages a child is receiving from the world around them. Color blindness is not an option. Research has demonstrated that even at 1 year old, our children notice different skin colors. We can impress upon children […]

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R.I.P. Nichelle Nichols

Mike Barnes reporting for The Hollywood Reporter: Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89 — The actress earned the admiration of Martin Luther King Jr. by playing a Black authority figure, rare on 1960s television.

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Tennessee court grants new trial for Black man after all-white jury deliberated in room with Confederate symbols

Unbeknownst to Gilbert or his attorney at the time of the trial, the jury considered whether Gilbert was innocent or guilty in a room where an antique Confederate flag and a portrait of Confederate President Jefferson Davis hung. The room, decorated with other related memorabilia, is also named for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, […]

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There aren’t enough hours in the day

There aren’t enough hours in the day or judges on the bench to try all the cases brought against these men. The game has been rigged and the courts see it through. The trial is their right. But to bury you beneath the prison for forcin’ the judge and the DA to do their jobs […]

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Reminder to white people

Reminder to white people: You will continue to mess up re racism. So continue to be teachable, open to correction from POC, and vigilantly monitor yourself for defensiveness and white fragility. You never "arrive" as an ally, you must continually *practice* allyship. — whisky as self care (@itsjacksonbbz) March 19, 2019

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Gin and Truth podcast

I am loving this new-ish podcast by Robert Reed, whom I follow on Twitter (@RCReed40). The description says it all, “A steady stream of ramblings from this rat’s nest I call a brain.” The great thing is that I seem to agree with Robert on just about everything he talks about. Maybe you will too. […]

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Photos Show Difference in How Police Responded to Anti-Racism Protests and the Siege at the U.S. Capitol

The linked article is good and CBS’s photos of the attempted coup d’état at the U.S. Capitol yesterday by Trump-supporting domestic terrorists are telling, but I personally prefer this from The Recount: In case you can’t tell — and please, watch the linked video — the photo on the left shows a police officer in […]

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Being Non-Racist vs Begin Anti-Racist

Emmanuel Acho in his truly wonderful YouTube series, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Being non-racist is still tolerating racism, but not volunteering yourself as a racist. Being anti-racist is speaking out against racism whenever you see it. — Emmanuel Acho, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, E10 with Chelsea Handler @ 10:16.

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If We’re Truly Going to Eradicate Racism, Then We’ve Got to Take It Out of Ourselves First

I wish I’d seen this two and a half months ago when it came out… Powerful, powerful statement from one of my favorite photographers, and more importantly, favorite photography instructors, Zack Arias: I, as a white man, have been so insulated from the Black experience, that I… cannot really form any opinion that is anywhere […]

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