"Chinese TV features blackface performers in New Year’s gala" by Joe McDonald of the Associated Press When I saw this headline on AP, my first response was, "Here we go again. I don't understand the problem here. They were paying homage to Africa. They are happy, smiling, dancing. It's China, for god's sake. This is … Continue reading People complaining about Chinese Dancers celebrating The Year of the Ox in Blackface.
Category: On “Race”
Commentary on the ideas about Race and Racism
Jamie Foxx on Robert Downy Jr. Doing Blackface-Joe Rogan
https://youtu.be/37KieyXOYG4 I thought Robert Downey Jr. was brilliant in Tropic Thunder. To all you haters out there, get a life and get over it. I think Jamie Foxx, Joe Rogan, David Chappelle and other comics are some of the most brilliant people on earth. It's call social commentary, people.
Dear Frightened White Men of the United States….
You must understand that we are not here to hurt you, like you have most assuredly hurt us both mentally and physically. Thank God many white people have seen the light and now rather than 4 million KKK members in 1920, there are only about 3000 members in 2017. Most of us are not here … Continue reading Dear Frightened White Men of the United States….
Robin D. G. Kelley-What is Racial Capitalism and Why Does it Matter?
https://youtu.be/--gim7W_jQQ What a brilliant man. I was just going to make notes, but ended up transcribing almost the whole thing. The text is as follows: He opens up by acknowledging that the University of Washington in Seattle sits on the stolen land of the Duwamish and Suquamish peoples, and others who occupied that area. Gentrification … Continue reading Robin D. G. Kelley-What is Racial Capitalism and Why Does it Matter?
The Common Wind (with Julius Scott, Robin D.G. Kelley, Peter Lindbergh, and Marcus Rediker
https://youtu.be/BlSXrxFXSsw This took place at Pitt, The University of Pittsburgh.
The Common Wind Symposium at Duke University Honoring Julius S. Scott
https://youtu.be/F0mBGRMVjAU This important work has changed the narrative of African American history. The way African American history is documented, taught, and told in the United States, even the world, has been transformed because of his work. Not only did he write it, but he trained others to write it therefore, like a wind, they have … Continue reading The Common Wind Symposium at Duke University Honoring Julius S. Scott
Well Folks, the DNA Analysis is Back!
Kimberly's Ethnicity Estimate Nigeria33%Cameroon, Congo & Western Bantu Peoples20%England & Northwestern Europe10%Mali7%Ivory Coast & Ghana6%Scotland5%Senegal5%Benin & Togo5%European Jewish2%Norway2%Wales2%Baltics2%Southern Bantu Peoples1% Regions of settlement in the United States Early Virginia African AmericansEast Texas, Arkansas & Louisiana African AmericansMississippi & Alabama African AmericansCentral Alabama-Mississippi Border African Americans Well, well, Zach, who'd have thunk it? What a menagerie … Continue reading Well Folks, the DNA Analysis is Back!
An Uncensored Voice Is Always Relevant: Lysa Cooper
https://youtu.be/0WZlql-vGs0 On the invisibility of African American women. We feel lonely sometimes.
Thomas Jefferson’s Black and White Relatives Meet Each Other…
https://youtu.be/7uCvaTV-L0U Oh, Thomas Jefferson...