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(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 18, 2021 Refusing America's Democratic Ideal, Part II
This is Part II to a two-part series on Du Bois' Black Reconstruction. This article looks at the efforts of former abolitionists Stevens and Sumners and their challenge to the white supremacist, Andrew Johnson.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 25, 2021 Who Will You Ask Black Americans To Vote For, Democrats?
This an article responding to the lack of action on the part of the democratic leadership when it comes to voting restriction laws.
In the meantime, I offer the example of Voting Rights activist Diane Nash and the necessity for non-violent direct action.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 12, 2021 The Company You Keep!
This is an exploration of The Great Gatsby's representation of Black Americans in the 1920s as it relates to the anti-Black sentiments we experience today.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 23, 2021 No Guns Necessary
A look at the relevancy of Professor Carol Anderson's The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America and the suppression of the rights of black Americans
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 9, 2021 At Stake Is the Struggle for Democracy
This is an article about the undermining of the struggle for democracy--beginning in institutions. In this case, I provide a recent experience at a Kenosha hospital.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, May 31, 2021 America, the Blinded
This is an article on the necessity of understanding and embracing democracy. Foundational to this article is Jamaica Kincaid's novel, Lucy, a protagonist from Antigua, who arrives and works in the household as a nanny to a middle-class white family.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 23, 2021 "Even as We Speak": The Killing Continues
Response article to the killing of Ronald Greene. "Even as we speak," is a phrase we hear all to often when it comes to the killing of Black citizens by law enforcement personnel.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 1, 2021 Precarious Home
This is an article about the precarious home in which Black Americans live.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Who Isn't Involved in "Politics"?
I ask the question, why do too many Americans claim to ignore what they call "politics" in their lives. What are they trying to avoid?