This body shaming seems to be limited mainly to "Western" societies. In most of Africa, the "larger" women are considered the most "beautiful." Is that still "body shaming" but in the other direction?
…in? Thin does not equal healthy. Why is it not okay to show an appetite if you are a larger person? Why is this such a taboo in this society? And so often a larger person feels the shame and despair already and then feels it from the humans a…
We can’t let [the failed coup d’état] go because it directly connects with our legacy of racism and hate in this country that stems from the genocide of the indigenous Americans and the enslavement of African Americans. The legacy of that is institutional racism and white nationalism; and if we don’t deal with it directly and explicitly in every institution, it will continue to persist and grow and permeate; and it will lead to a Donald Trump in the future. ~ Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY)
Newly elected Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) was in the Capitol building on January 6. He…
Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please. They do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing, already given, and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. …
This was demonstrated most effectively with the election and subsequent presidency of "The First Black President." Please see my Medium essay, "Black People and the Legacy Of Barack Obama."
Also, I had not seen that clip of Malcom before; but, of course, his statements and sentiments there were well known. He is more relevant now than even when he lived.
Good on you (and Malcom) for reminding us what really needs, must, be done...what the only real "solution" to ending white supremacy is.
When White folks are really sick of us insisting they do the right by us, they’ll pull out one of their favorite acceptable Blacks to appease African-Americans desperate for something tangible.
Dana R. Fisher is a Professor of Sociology and Director of the Program for Society and the Environment at University of Maryland-College Park. She has penned a timely and insightful essay in YahooNews.com entitled “Americans Can’t Keep Ignoring Dozens of States Sneaking Through Laws That Attack the Right to Protest and Make it More Dangerous to Take to the Streets.” …
A member of the jury which convicted former Minneapolis killer-cop Derek Chauvin on all three charges for the murder of George Floyd is being given a second and closer look as to his sworn statement of impartiality during the voir dire process.
Of course, killer-cop Chauvin was convicted April 20 of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges for pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck on May 25, 2020, asphyxiating him for almost ten minutes.
I don't normall do this, but my advice to you is to READ black writers and authors who've been "whitesplaining" this shit since....forever. They are legion.
Personal note to Derek Chauvin: Good to see you back in uniform.
Minnesota’s attorney general Keith Ellison filed briefs and motions on Friday, April 30, demanding that convicted killer-cop Derek Chauvin be given the severest possible prison sentence for his cold-blooded murder of George Floyd. The AG allowed that this former Minneapolis police officer’s actions against Floyd amounted to actual torture, even as Floyd repeatedly begged for his life.
Ellison wrote that Chauvin also grossly abused his police powers by carrying out the murder in full and open view of the public, in broad daylight, and while Floyd was helplessly…
Author’s Note: This essay is dedicated to Senator Tim (“America is not a racist country”) Scott
Revisionist history has it that the White House was first painted white to cover the severe burn and scorch marks left by British Redcoats after they nearly burned the place down during the height of the War of 1812.
In actual fact, however, and according to the very official White House Historical Association, the building was first “whitewashed” with lime-based paint way back in 1798 in order to protect its exterior stone masonry from unsightly peeling caused by moisture and cracking during Washington’s unpredictably…