First, learn what racism is, and what it’s not. I need White people to understand that all White people are racist.
Admit it, and let’s move onto the business of repairing and healing the country. We can’t do it without you.
Yes my dears, all White people are racists. All. Of. Them.
Here is where you stop to cry, clutch your pearls, rant and rave aloud to tell me how wrong I am, and to tell me not all White people. I’m doing reverse racism (there’s no such thing as reverse racism), and you’re ready to do tit for tat…
Achieving equality feels hopeless most days because so many people are so unwilling to invest in educating themselves about racism. Racism is the primary driver of inequality in America. Understanding racism is the only way we can do the work of making things more fair, and I’m all for that. It’s one reason I write so much about race. I’m vested anti-racism education because I benefit from it even the road is slow going. There aren’t many good resources that describe racism using first-hand accounts and experiences through the eye of victims.
Often, when we writers talk about racism and…
Writing about race is hard. Dealing with the racist trolls and difficult racist folks unwilling or incapable of understanding the whole concept of race is harder.
For Black women, the social hierarchy in America applies to us online as well. You can read any comment section of a Black person writing about race and you’ll find trolls. They seem to be triggered by generals (i.e. White people), so triggered they need to let us know they’re triggered. One of the worst things about free social media is that anyone can use it, meaning we get more rift raft, trolls, and…
I’ve said on more than one occasion that America is in dire straights and it’s increasingly frustrating to see so much incompetence in our national, state, and local government. As a Black person, I feel like White people are trying to kill me and my family members.
Not all White people of course. Please don’t get me started on the need for special designations at this time. I’m just not in the mood for White fragility.
The people in charge are predominantly White. The people doing the terrorizing in America are predominantly White. The people in charge of protecting us…
It’s pretty obvious where this is going. Black people aren’t going to get anything for their votes. Yeah, some will say it’s only been a few days since Biden’s been in office and the new Congress has been in session, but that has been long enough to tend to all sorts of other groups who haven’t supported Black Lives Matter, at least without motives.
I keep thinking about the LGBTQ movement this summer co-opting Black Lives Matter inserting Trans Lives Matters and Black Trans Lives Matters. White…
All you have to do is read. It’s ain’t that hard. Google is free. Educate yourself on the different types of racism and the difference between racism and prejudice. Can’t talk seriously with folks who don’t know the difference.
The claps and new followers aren’t leading to more earnings. What’s really going on Medium?
I have been writing on Medium for almost three years, and I have for the most part enjoyed my experience as a new writer. During my time here I was able to become a better writer and earn a little money for some groceries. I thought I was doing something.
But like all good things coming to an end, so had Medium.
Since they started adding their own publications, writers have had to scrape for shine scraps to have work seen. I was…
Black rage is the only language White people understand from us. Most are incapable of making the connection to their beliefs of Black folks being subhuman. But White folks themselves are extremely violent, though data doesn’t capture their violence because White people are in charge of data collection and where they decide to look to collect the data.
America has built an entire system to watch, police, and control Black people. It’s why we feel smothered. It’s why we can’t see any way out of it. It’s the reason we’re angry. …
My old retired neighbor’s house used to be so quiet. It was he and his wife, and another woman. All of them are up in age. I see them from time to time and wave. Sometimes we exchange mail accidentally delivered to the wrong mailbox. On occasion, I’ll catch Ralph Macchio (my neighbor’s secret nickname because of the headband and long songs he wears) sitting in the bushes watching us in the pool. For the most part, they’ve been really good quiet neighbors that is until their adult granddaughter, Kay, moved in a little before Christmas. …
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be rich and selfish like Ted Cruz.
The kind of man
that will lead you
then take off
with his wife and kids
for expensive, sunny
in another country
inviting rich friends
and starve to death
Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be a jelly backed Ted Cruz
The kind of dude that
on the kids
throws his wife
for not leading
his stupid followers
in their time