The Machinations of White Supremacy

These days, it doesn't take much to encounter evidence of the fact that we in the West are living in a White supremacist's world. Take this snippet of conversation from a right-wing extremist on 4chan. The screenshot below appeared on the Black Revolution's Twitter timeline: It says: "Don't get trapped in an echo chamber where … Continue reading The Machinations of White Supremacy

A Stranger’s Reflections on White America

An Anonymous Essay   Growing up in Brazil, I experienced a childhood most parents would want for their children: carefree, safe, and almost recklessly innocent. I rode horses, took sailing lessons, threw birthday parties with mechanical bulls and bungee trampolines in my backyard. I ate sausages out of the packet and dressed up as a … Continue reading A Stranger’s Reflections on White America

Are We Sick Of Slavery On Screen?

Underground, a fictional television series based on Harriet Tubman and the famous railroad resistance, was recently cancelled. Despite the star power of actress Jurnee Smollett and executive producer John Legend, both vocal activists against injustice in various ways, the show only enjoyed two seasons. Whether it was a question of lack of ratings or opposition … Continue reading Are We Sick Of Slavery On Screen?

In Defense of the Natural Hair Movement

Recently I read an article posted on BET that declared “Guess what? There’s no such thing as natural hair”, and I didn’t know how to feel.The article argued that instead of dying for the perfect straightness, we are now just dying for the perfect curl, essentially trading one set of beauty ideals for another. It … Continue reading In Defense of the Natural Hair Movement

The Audacity we must deal with

One thing that hounds me to my core, is the irony of these people asking why we have to make everything about race. Why we are so inclined to play the victim. Centuries of this particular group of people inventing an elaborate way to stratify the world, having economic, social, political, juridical implications, resulting in … Continue reading The Audacity we must deal with

To be black in South Africa

by Veronica Boyi I wear the color of my skin like armor. Like a knight caught in constant battle, I fight not only for my individualism, but for recognition as a human being every day. People all over the world say that they are tired of hearing about the struggles of black people; they’re tired … Continue reading To be black in South Africa

Guy robs bank…Guess what happens next

A thief walks into a bank. He goes up to the teller, hands her a piece of paper on which he’s scrawled “I have a gun, give me your cash.” The teller immediately gives him approximately $3000USD in cash. The thief then strolls over to a seat in the lobby and engages the security guard … Continue reading Guy robs bank…Guess what happens next

The Nuances of the N word

Part 1 - For White People Part 2 - For Black People (Yes you can read both. This ain’t apartheid South Africa.)   PART 1 While waiting for the train in the small town of Sete, Southern France, I broke into song, as I tend to do sometimes. “I see you driving round town with … Continue reading The Nuances of the N word

The Alt-Right is NOT Alright

The rise of the Alt-Right represents a unique dilemma in the fight against racism and global inequality. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Alternative Right is “a set of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief is that white identity is under attack by multicultural forces using “political correctness” and “social justice” … Continue reading The Alt-Right is NOT Alright

The Story of America through James Baldwin’s eyes

“God forgives murder and he forgives adultery, but he is very angry and he actually curses all who do integrate.” Uttered by a representative of the well-meaning white women of the post-racial 1950’s America concerning the abomination of desegregation. I am Not Your Negro, directed by Raoul Peck, narrated by Samuel Jackson, combines such salient … Continue reading The Story of America through James Baldwin’s eyes