Tag Archives: African-American

The “Lost Cause” was never noble

Propaganda often masquerades as history… if it was obvious, it wouldn’t work. Arguments including “states’ rights” and “Lincoln was pro slavery” and “Lee was only reluctantly defending slavery” etc. are all whitewashing and apologism at *best*. But here is real, … Continue reading

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A different kind of Manchester United

*WOW* 1) Now this, THIS, is how you ally. Damn. (Not Lincoln. The working class of Northern England.) 2) Look deep inside yourself and ponder whether you could do as the people of Manchester and Liverpool did. I honestly don’t … Continue reading

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We can’t just remove icons of Confederate glorification — we must add representations of Black empowerment, too

Hey, look, I know I post a lot, especially lately. But this essay is ESSENTIAL READING. Save it for later if you must. But please, please read it! There is so much to chew on here! This piece offers a … Continue reading

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Slavery, in all its context and shame, should be taught in U.S. schools

I will 100% support slavery education on par with Holocaust education. Empathy building for everyone! The Nazis’ attempt to eradicate Jews, queers, the disabled, nonconformists and ethnic minorities is one of Europe’s great sins … generational chattel slavery is certainly … Continue reading

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Glamour belongs to anyone who chooses it

“Classic beauty” is bullshit. Glamour is a choice: It belongs to and suits anyone who wants it. It is not required of anyone or forbidden to anyone. Humanity is a constant; gender is a construct; femme is a choice. Beauty … Continue reading

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Feeling mostly impotent, but I’ll keep trying

I attended a program last night discussing the Jewish response to and responsibility toward anti-racism (presented by Bend the Arc Jewish action organization). It was awesome! But something happened on the way there, which I found incredibly shocking and interpreted … Continue reading

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A war criminal in the civil rights struggle escapes justice — and we learn this on Holocaust Remembrance Day?!

White supremacy is pure evil. It is toxic and poisons us all. The Emmett Till murder has long been a prime example. First there was the miscarriage of justice in his murderers’ trial. Then later, they confessed their guilt, and … Continue reading

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