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Everybody want to be Black until it is time to be Black

In walking to class one day, I overheard a group of students listening to the song “Tunnel Vision” by Kodak Black. The song has a great beat, but I do not think people realize the artist is talking about the oppression of marginalized groups and the Prison Industry Complex. 378 more words

Racial Relations

Will it really help to call Congress members to protest Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon?

A grassroots mobilization is underway to protest Donald Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon as White House chief strategist. Organizers are urging their social-media contacts to call their elected officials in the US Congress and voice their opposition to Bannon, who’s been accused of pushing a white supremacist agenda. 340 more words

Just. Stop.

For two months this summer, I read books about gender, race and justice. Or rather injustice. I read about Latasha Harlins, the 15- year-old African-American girl who was shot in the back of the head by Soon Ja Du, a Korean-American store owner back in 1991. 950 more words

African Me & Satellite TV, on Lisa Burton Radio

Today on Lisa Burton Radio, we’re on the phone with Princess Sithole, all the way from Zimbabwe. I’m your host, Lisa the robot girl. “Welcome Princess.” 1,933 more words

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The Unintended Message in "All Lives Matter"

All Lives Matter is a collective response to explosive racial tensions, the go to catch phrase for those fed up with heated and controversial arguments of America’s racial divide. 418 more words

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A Thought for Today

Montrell Jackson recently said on Facebook that it was hard to be a black police officer in Baton Rouge.  In uniform some of the people he was trying to serve hated him but out of uniform some of his coworkers saw him as a threat (source – BBC).  1,166 more words

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