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...till killer cops are in cell blocks

People killed by police, 2015. 373 and counting.

“African-American men have long been more likely to be locked up and more likely to die young. 199 more words

News Roundup

Kern residents voice opposition to planned transfer of principal

Concerned parents of Mira Monte High School students recently attended a meeting to voice opposition to a proposed change in the school’s administration–the removal of the school’s popular principal. 78 more words


Four Sparrows

It’s been a long time since my last blog post. Since 2013 many things have happened. The most impactful was the sharp decline and death of my mother in August 2014 due to Alzheimer’s. 257 more words

Race & Ethnicity

What Does It Mean to "Love White People"? On Common and the Absurdity of #HandInLove

It’s sort of beneath my dignity to have to say that I love and have loved quite a few white people, but let’s just put it out there: 1,770 more words

Life Musings

Implicit and Actual Bias: A Perspective

On March 6, 2015, the online edition of The Washington Post published what I consider to be an important article by Stacey Patton, an adjunct professor of American history at American University, and David J. 469 more words


Austin While Black: Update 1

Last year, I was a bit stuck. In many ways, in a few things. Essentially, I didn’t know what to do next. But not knowing what to do doesn’t mean I can keep hesitating. 270 more words

Videos + Vlogs

Blackwashing History: Slavery, Lynching & White Erasure

This morning, I came across a newly published article in the New York Times on the history of lynching in the U.S. south. Curiously, I noted that the author racialized the lynching victims – they were repeatedly referred to as black – but the race of those who did the lynching was left unmarked. 1,018 more words