In short, and let us be clear on it: race is not a card. It determines whom the dealer is, and who gets dealt.
If you want to know if racism is a problem in your country, you might not want to ask white people.
Class structures are a luxury that we cannot afford.
We happen to be the vanguard of that revolutionary struggle because we are the most dispossessed.
Here’s the reality. The image of a white Jesus has been used to justify enslavement, conquest, colonialism, the genocide of indigenous peoples. There are literally millions of human beings whose lives have been snuffed out by people who conquered under the banner of a white god.
Children are free moral agents and have a right to be exposed to a range of beliefs well beyond the rigid doctrinal confines of their parent’s faith, and we have an obligation to insist that they be so exposed, at least in public schools, if not elsewhere.
As a writer, there are times when you have something to say, and yet no particular ‘hook’ upon which to hang the missive you are burning to release.
Yes, politics IS war without bloodshed; and war is an extension of those politics.
Everybody in the black community must organize, and then we decide whether we will have alliance with other people or not, but not until we are organized.
Precisely because white denial has long trumped claims of racism, people of color tend to underreport their experiences with racial bias rather than exaggerate them.