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Nothing's Changed

This poem by the South African poet Tatamkhula Afrika is a powerful response to the crushing disappointment that is his post Apartheid country.  It isn’t signs now that keep the blacks out but powerful economic factors.  254 more words


MOTD: Not so Micro Agression

Last night (around 11PM) I saw three kids of color (2 black 1 latino) running down the block and playing with pipes like they were swords. 181 more words


Call for Papers: Special Issue of "The Black Scholar" on Race, Blackness, and the Dominican Republic

The editors of The Black Scholar welcome essays for a special issue examining the complexity of black cultural politics and identity in the Dominican Republic. The deadline for abstracts is July 15, 2014, and for completed articles, December 1, 2014. 447 more words

Call For Papers

#myNYPD: Chronicles of Social Media Backlash & Police Brutality

Today, the NYPD News Twitter Account decided to ask the Twitter world for pictures they had taken with the NYPD, and it escalated quickly. While expecting pictures like this… 646 more words

Camp Coffee Labels

My paternal grandmother was a fan of Camp Coffee, the distinctive alternative to the real thing.  For many of my childhood years I was confused about why coffee tasted so different when my grandmother made it.   527 more words


Shades of Tan

I grew up in a southern New Zealand ‘western’ monoculture that was essentially egalitarian so it wasn’t until I ‘left the farm’ that I learnt about the ‘real world’ with its overt racism and sexism; I’m still learning. 1,513 more words


When Hit Dogs Holler: White Privilege and the Denial Thereof

And here I am again writing about something which I had no real intention to write about but circumstance seemed to necessitate otherwise.

My original post this week wasn’t going to be about race. 922 more words