Modern Black Codes and the Cops That Enforce Them

by Bryan K. Bullock 27 Jun 2018 Modern Black Codes and the Cops That Enforce Them “The police respond as if the black person is guilty of whatever transgression the white person said they committed.” Recent online videos have shown African Americans being arrested, sometimes violently, in places like Starbucks and Waffle House, but also […]

A Culture of Violent White Guys

In a country where the violence of certain groups is tolerated, even encouraged, it’s inevitable that tragedies will follow. By KASHANA CAULEY For nearly three weeks, the people of Austin and San Antonio were terrorized by news of a bomber among them. A guy who killed two people, wounded four more, and left two cities on […]

The Colfax Massacre 1873

Stumbling on a forgotten Reconstruction tragedy, in a forgotten corner of Louisiana It is highly unlikely that you might just stumble upon Colfax, Louisiana; it’s not on an interstate, and the only two things in the immediate vicinity that might qualify as conventional tourist attractions—a pair of Union warships that were sunk nearby during the […]

If you feel threatened by people protesting racism, you may very well be a f*cking racist ;)

White people don’t like any type of protestation against racism. And “it’s not because [they’re] racist.” They just don’t want to see, hear, or be aware of racial inequality at any point of their white lives. Like slaves who ate the leftover scraps of meals, we’re supposed to be grateful. To them, people like women […]

The Invention of the White People

There are no white people. There are no black people. There are no red, yellow, brown, blue, purple, crimson or any other colour people. These are all socially constructed delusions. Delusions though with real, frightful, murderous, and genocidal consequences. None of these facts have been hidden to us. There is a vast body of scholarly […]

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 […]