In 2020 Listen to Black Voices When They Tell You Something Is Racist by Calvin Eaton

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Happy Julyteenth by Chris Thompson

“This Fourth July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn… What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebrationContinue reading “Happy Julyteenth by Chris Thompson”

Sit Down, Randy: The Myth of Bootstrap Pulling | by Chris Thompson

Sit Down, Randy: The Myth of Bootstrap Pulling by Chris Thompson ^ additional editing by Calvin Eaton  Hi. If you have ever said, “I don’t see race”, “This black person is successful, so why aren’t you”, “Stop dwelling in the past”, “It goes both ways”, “You’re creating division by talking about this”, or my favorite,Continue reading “Sit Down, Randy: The Myth of Bootstrap Pulling | by Chris Thompson”

The Curious Case of Caster Semenya: Hottentot Artemis by Chris Thompson

The Curious Case of Caster Semenya: Hottentot Artemis by Chris Thompson It has been a week since the news broke, and I am still seething over the International Association of Athletics Federations decision against South African athlete Caster Semenya. Ten years after their original findings, after many more competitions and a long fight in courts,Continue reading “The Curious Case of Caster Semenya: Hottentot Artemis by Chris Thompson”

Kappell Incident a Wake-up Call for All of Us | Guest Blog by Rebecca Johnson

Kappell Incident a Wake-up Call for All of Us | Guest Blog by Rebecca Johnson The turmoil surrounding weathercaster Jeremy Kappell’s statements on WHEC-TV last week raises significantly bigger issues about our city than just the nature of one individual’s brief verbalization. I’ve been listening to and reading about the opinions of white people andContinue reading “Kappell Incident a Wake-up Call for All of Us | Guest Blog by Rebecca Johnson”