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Accomplishments without riots

It wasn’t that long ago that acts of pure racism brought about riots in Baltimore and Ferguson. I condemned them, and wrote that those things were counter productive. 223 more words

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President Obama: Racism alive, 'not just a matter of it not being polite to say n****r in public'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States has not overcome its history of racism and is using the N-word to make his case. 470 more words


No, it isn't; it's the flag of the Klu Klux Klan

I’m not going to waste space here today trying to convince people that the Confederate flag you see flying all over the place is the flag of treason and slavery — you know it is, and the people who fly it know it is. 260 more words

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Colonial Umbrella Terms

The other day I was doing a decolonization workshop for a group of UBC students. At the end of the workshop one of them tentatively raised their hand and said they had a question but that it may be very basic. 462 more words

What it means to experience the world differently

When I say inequality exists, that privilege and oppression exist even if slavery doesn’t, and women can vote and everyone seemingly has equal rights, I mean that the we experience the world differently and therefore have very different opportunities and views of ourselves. 589 more words

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Affirmative Action?? 👀

DEFINITION: Affirmative action or positive discrimination (known as employment equity in Canada, reservation in India and Nepal, and positive action in the UK) is the policy of favoring members of a disadvantaged group who suffer from discrimination within a culture.

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Tuskegee’s Wizard Remembered

Telling the story of Tuskegee University and relegating Booker T. Washington to a single anecdotal reference is a little like giving a speech about Menlo Park but only mentioning Thomas Edison in passing. 829 more words

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