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Lightskinism- A New ACBN Term

The European not only colonized the world, but he colonized knowledge of the world. He even colonized the image of god!” JHC

The above quote is one of my favorites from Professor John Henrik Clarke because in it, he is basically saying that if Afrikans are to regain any sort of power, we have to start to define knowledge and the concepts that the knowledge describe and refer to in our own self-interested terms, especially if we continue using yurugu’s language. 343 more words

White Supremacy

Black/white History = Ourstory

Cancer

A malignant and invasive growth, tending to recur after excision and to metastasize to other sites.

Racism

A belief/doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others, or, put simply hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. 397 more words

Am I Black or Mixed?

I’m both. I didn’t always identify as both. I didn’t think I could.

I used to identify exclusively as mixed race for a number of reasons, some which were innocuous and some which were super problematic. 1,040 more words

Anti-blackness

breaking out of 'basically white'

It feels strange to be writing a post that is deliberately and exclusively about race, on a blog that is to be deliberately and exclusively about race.  1,252 more words

Beige Race

A hybrid in a purebred world

Growing up as hybrid was difficult ..

You weren’t part of any group by default. You had to make your way into one .. or two .. 284 more words

Life

The N Word

If you were at a gym class and the song being played repeatedly used the N word, would you say something?

Walking into my body conditioning class this morning, I was greeted by the N word blaring out of the studio speakers.   420 more words

Society

Identity Politics and the Postracial Letdown

It seems that race is on the front page a lot these days. There is no shortage of commentaries proclaiming how awful race relations are in the United States and that there has been “little or no progress” in the last fifty years. 441 more words

White