REAL Supremacy Is … Recourse

Think of your HR department at your workplace. Imagine if you, a white dude, were to try to petition your HR director for redress against some kind of discrimination — against any kind of discrimination. Kind of a laughable idea, right? In other words… no recourse. No recourse anywhere. Imagine you’re a white dude trying to bring a complaint for discrimination — any kind of discrimination — to the courts in America. To a university. To your town government. To some arbitration board somewhere. Still just as laughable, isn’t it? No recourse. Continue reading REAL Supremacy Is … Recourse

Black Lives Matter? Yep. White Loves Don’t.

Don’t believe me? Go to a Black Lives Matter rally, and try to suggest to someone there that, say, all lives matter. Shouldn’t be controversial, right? However, the snarling, sneering, violent hostility that you’ll encounter in reaction to that brief, unsubtly obvious assertion will rock you back on your heels. All the leading candidates for the Democrat Party Presidential nomination agreed — either reluctantly or enthusiastically — that one shouldn’t say, “All lives matter.” In other words, one of America’s two major political parties does not endorse the notion that “all American lives matter.” Continue reading Black Lives Matter? Yep. White Loves Don’t.

NPR Watch (4/27/17) — 1838 Georgetown Slave Sale

You and I both know that the slaves’ descendants are struggling only with: “How do I make a persuasive case for an immoral thing: getting free money from a bunch of people who are guilty of absolutely nothing against me?” And yet… The best thing that ever happened to Black Americans of today is that their ancestors were dragged here to America against their will two centuries ago. It’s cruel, and it’s rude, and it’s harsh… but it’s true. The truth can have very poor manners. Continue reading NPR Watch (4/27/17) — 1838 Georgetown Slave Sale