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Blackface

What a sad, sad day it will be
for the millennial Uncle Tom’s
of our generation. The Stacey Dash’s,
Ben Carson’s, Omarosa’s, and Azealia Banks’. 408 more words

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HBO Releases Full Trailer for ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

HBO wants you to add another must-see film to your list: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The film, which is produced by and stars media… 14 more words

Writers

Audre Lorde

Do not remember me
as disaster
nor as the keeper of secrets
I am a fellow rider in the cattle cars
watching
you move slowly out of my bed… 24 more words

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Walter Mosley

We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky. 8 more words

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Black Orientalism: Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Race and U.S. Citizenship

A fascinating piece detailing the relationship between the rise of Anti-Chinese sentiment and the abolition of slavery in the US. Focusing on the black press of the times the views of the Chinese that eventually led to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 showed how citizenship, and the bundle of rights associate with it, were contested and constantly shifting due to various racial lines. 77 more words

Orientalism