The families of victims are often overlooked when examining the financial, emotional and psychological damage of pervasive incarceration […]
My heart goes out the family of this young girl. Sadly, this story is one of the countless […]
Time and again we see how deftly a Black man’s innocence can be distorted into one that paints him as the perpetual flawed character prone to criminality – one deserving of the brutality committed against him
Stereotypical manlike association of Black women is an enduring and pervasive assault on many Black women’s image that dates back to the antebellum period.
I do not now live, nor have I lived at 100 Forest Place. Apt. 1305 since December 30, 2018. However, per the early termination request, I officially moved out and turned in the keys on April 4th 2018. I repeat…
In a discussion in which I argued that racial discrimination is preserved and perpetuated in the cultivation of […]
“…The more we know about each other, the closer we are to learn something about ourselves.” -Maya Angelou-
My decision to call out racial discrimination at work in September 2017 was not a difficult decision. As a Black person, I cannot be silent when racial remarks the likes of (monkey references and dumb nigger bitch) are made that negatively affects us particularly in a space that should be protected. I did not think that the situation would have led to my firing – but even if I did know, I would’ve still spoken out. If we are ever going to end the racial strife in this country, we cannot afford to stay silent about race-issues that perpetuates destructive mindsets. Silence does not create the space to have the conversations necessary to learn about ourselves and each other. Sustainable change will require collective effort. These situations can be a learning, growing experience for everyone – if handled properly.
Unemployment and underemployment are common in predominantly segregated black communities. Crime rates and incarceration are high, so is a lack of quality education and equal employment opportunities. Black people on a broad scale are stereotyped as lazy, intellectually inferior, criminalized and ranked on the lowest ethnic hierarchy in society despite one’s achievement. This is a minuscule list of the plethora of destructive stereotypes that has marked the lived experiences of a segment of the black population in the United States. A solid case can be established that the devastating history of blacks in America has contributed to continued systematic racial discrimination.