NON-BLACK POC: STOP ASKING “WHERE IS BLACK LIVES MATTER?” EVERY TIME YOUR COMMUNITY IS UNDER ATTACK

Stop asking black folks for anything. At all. But particularly, don’t ask black people to re-focus their liberation “powers” and history of organizing on your community when it’s under attack. After the 2016 election, loads of history of organizing called for Michelle Obama to run for President in 2020. Run to save the white people from […]

WHITE RAGE: DESPITE THE “ANGRY BLACKS” STEREOTYPE, MOST RACE-BASED STREET HARASSMENT COMES FROM ANGRY WHITES

“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” Some of the truest words (and there are many) on the black experience uttered by James Baldwin. And, yet, in spite of this rage, what we don’t really see is black people taking […]

SAYING “WE’RE ALL BLACK” TO SILENCE INTERSECTIONALITY IS THE BLACK VERSION OF “ALL LIVES MATTER”

Like White People, Black men (in the most general sense) only differentiate between others when it serves them in a “positive” way. Hypermasculinity/homophobia and femmephobia, to an extent, all factor into the ways in which the average Black understands his “manhood”. Men will acknowledge the existence of gender roles when it means they get the big […]

“IRISH SLAVES” WERE NOT A THING, STOP THE MADNESS

Just this morning, I found myself fighting the all-too-common and sickening feeling that arises after coming across gruesome images of Black death. It is an inescapable reality of being Black in America: If we are not ourselves dying–and white supremacy ensures we always are–we are watching looped spectacles of ourselves being killed–on TV, on the […]

James Baldwin Debatez William F. Buckley (1965)

Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

Mississippi Black Codez

(1865)  The status of Blacks was the focal problem of Reconstruction. Slavery had been abolished by the Thirteenth Amendment, but the white people of the South were determined to keep the Black population in “their place,” socially, politically, and economically. This was done by means of the notorious “Black Codes,” passed by several of the […]

Why ‘White Genocide’ iz Key to the Earth’z Survival: White Genocide From Baldwin to Ciccariello-Maher

by ROBERTO D. HERNÁNDEZ White genocide would not only be good, it is necessary and even unavoidable; that is, if we are interested in the survival of the planet, humanity, and all life forms – though to be clear the phrase ‘white genocide’ is a bit of a misnomer.  Perhaps most accurate would be the […]

amerikan nazi’z and the fight for u.s. history

by ERIN MCCARLEY “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!” Richard B. Spencer yelled in front of more than 200 attendees at his annual conference on November 19th, in the nation’s capitol. Several of his supporters then raised their right arms to give the Nazi salute. This video, taken by a reporter for The Atlantic, […]

White Supremacy Isn’t a Fad, It’z a System

(image source) With a newly, perhaps unlawfully, elected U.S. president gleefully endorsed by the KKK, we are going to have to get smarter about the way we talk about white supremacy.  I’ve been studying white supremacy for more than twenty-five years. Let me share with a few of the basics that I’ve learned from my research. White […]