Check out the song “Them Us” by Sidewalk Chalk. What are your thoughts on the message and imagery in this video? Ubuntu, From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW (N.A.H.) can’t grow without your help. If you enjoyed this post, please share a comment, and/or use any of[…]
Category: Race Matters
It most certainly does. Here you’ll find notes on race and its intersections.
“It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.” —-W.E.B. Du Bois Inspired by the I,[…]
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An explanation of wealth inequality along racial lines. “Much of the racial wealth disparities in the U.S. is due to inheritance. White people are far more likely to inherit money and land than black people are, and that’s due in large part to the fact that[…]
"We've gotten pretty good at spotting racists in America, and we're okay at punishing them too. But the structures and systems that produce the racists still elude us.
Instead, they embed themselves in our psyche and masquerade as the natural order. It's why incidents like the SAE debacle seem to come out of nowhere and shock us out of our post-racial revery. It's why the police in Ferguson, Missouri, can spend years brutalizing and killing black citizens, but only lose their jobs when we discover the offensive jokes they make over email.
Americans seem largely incapable of recognizing racism in practice, de facto racism, systemic racism. We only see racism when the racists are here to scream about it. This is bad. Until we make a concerted effort to expand our understanding and vocabulary around racial inequality, the racial wages of gerrymandering, wealth preservation, mass incarceration and police violence will continue unabated. So enough patting ourselves on the back for the "progress" we've made — even our perceived racial progressivism is largely overstated. Today, there's real work to be done."
Check out The Side of the Oklahoma Racist Frat Story That Nobody Is Talking About from mic.com. Also check out N.A.H. Blog Posts, Racism Makes You Question Everything, and The Art of War: How The Masses Are Convinced To Be Complicit With Oppression Ubuntu, From Aspiring Humanitarian,[…]
Meanwhile, in the sky is blue, grass is green, and water is wet news, the Department of Justice’s investigation of the Ferguson Police Department confirmed the presence of racial bias within the department. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder discusses the findings in this video. “These[…]
On the varying perceptions of Black men: “It vascilates between extreme fear, and extreme infatuation.” Ubuntu, From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW (N.A.H.) can’t grow without your help. If you enjoyed this post, please share a comment, and/or use any of the social media buttons below to share[…]
The This is Luv campaign highlights stories of love and support from family members of people who are Black and LGBT. From ThisisLuv website: “This is luv is a multimedia campaign that highlight examples of black lgbt-affirming love already present within black families and communities.”[…]
From Representative John Lewis’ Facebook Page: “As we approach the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama, I said a few words to help teachers and students as they discuss this moment in history.” Ubuntu, From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW (N.A.H.) can’t[…]