Did you hear that? Do you feel that? Something is shifting. The American empire and its capitalist machinery that pushes its citizens to work themselves to death, to keep the wheels turning. It’s coming undone and to a screeching halt for some. “The Great Resignation,” wherein persons up and quit their jobs without a safety […]
“I don’t give a fuck about white people.” My best friend Paula is writing a paper on race and she doesn’t know what to talk about. She doesn’t think that she has anything to say about it. “Race is your thing—not mine. Why would give God me this title? Can’t I just write about prayer?” We have had multiple conversations […]
Do you see the world through race- colored glasses? Are you totally dependent on race to survive in the world around you? Can’t leave home without race? Don’t know how you could understand the world without its prejudices and stereotypes? If this is how you feel, then I understand. I’ve been there and I […]
Today is the birthday of writer, activist and artist, James Baldwin. Today, I salute his courageous questioning of the social construct of race, the distance between race and human identity. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the words and witness of Mr. James Baldwin.
I know that the actions committed in the name of race are real, that is makes a believer and faithful follower out of us, that we pledge allegiance to our skin and create borders around our bodies. No race- mixing. But, race does not have a real name for me. Socially constructed, I don’t want this American […]