Chris Rock Crosses the Line?

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Summer’s a hard time for a blog, especially one run by guys who are still pursuing degrees and such. There are always things that get in the way of writing, and I’ve lost the opportunity to write on great topics because I just haven’t had the time or the will. But a minor controversy today … Continue reading

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Social Night Injustices

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Here comes another well-deserved weekend. A time when the majority of us can find rest and relaxation in our lives. It may also be a time to go in, rage, go ham, turn up etc. This is when people of all races take to the streets in search of inebriation and cathartic music,  though social … Continue reading

Door-To-Door Racism

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So if you’re wondering why my output on the blog has been so light lately (you probably aren’t), I’ve been trying to use this summer after finishing my Master’s as a time to gather myself and prepare everything financially for my big move to the big city to actually start my career. I tried to … Continue reading

Watershed Moment

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As reported by Politico and other news outlets, according to Census reports for the first time in history, minority births outnumber those of white births. The significance is simple. More babies in Black, Hispanic, Asian, and other ethnic groups are now being born than White babies, and given the still-growing number of Hispanic immigrants, this … Continue reading

The Bubble of Ignorance

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We live a time when people can find validation and reinforcement with ease.  We have more autonomy over what we see and hear than ever before.  We can watch Game of Thrones or Ratchet Housewives of Wherever any time we want, instead of rearranging our schedules to get home by prime time.  Our radio stations … Continue reading

The Brooklyn Nets Feed the Post

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If you didn’t know yet, the New Jersey Nets have become the Brooklyn Nets and are embarking upon a slight rebranding campaign based in hip-hop imagery and a sleek Black & White frills-free design template allegedly designed by the (minority) boss himself, Jay-Z. Personally, I think it’s pretty cool. You got the home of hip-hop … Continue reading

Wake Up Mr. West!

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Thanks for continued visits to the site even in our recent downturn in content. Turns out when you have a writing core of graduate students, things get kind of…..hectic around finals time. It’s been crazy because some of the BEST news items came across my desk when I was working on my thesis. This guy, … Continue reading

Talk on “the Talk”

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After the Trayvon Martin case came to national prominence, there was much discussion about the “Talk” that every Black boy gets from his mother or whomever that contains time-honored instructions to be successful as a young Black man and fly below the radar of majority stereotypes and racism. We talked about it here (proudly, may … Continue reading

Rue This

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The non-Trayvon Martin-related racial issue (I stopped writing about it for a while because the absolute clusterfuck of misinformation, stupid opinions, and racism out there on it is kind of irksome) of the moment is the controversy over the race of a fictional character in a movie. As you probably know, a lot of the … Continue reading

I Am Suspicious

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“But the color of a Negro’s skin makes him easily recognizable, makes him suspect, converts him into a defenseless target.” So wrote Richard Wright in “Black Boy,” a story that, although written in the context of growing up in the miasma of 1920s racism, isn’t all that different from the world today. Think about it. … Continue reading

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