https://youtu.be/WoTELoC8Q0M "I think everyone has a moment when you know you are white, or when you know you are not and it's a very powerful moment. It crops up time and time again in literature. It's never understood by psychiatrists to be of any moment, but it is. It's a totally overwhelming moment, particularly if … Continue reading Toni Morrison breaks down the nature of racism in a profound narrative.
Category: African American History…for Real
The real history of African Americans in the United States
Stephan Curry on Black History Month
https://youtu.be/Jn6d-WoPs9k I’m really over February being “Black History Month.” I understand the initial importance. Now it feels out of step with the times and divisive. We have moved on. Stephen Curry says it all here. Thank you, Steph. All we are asking is that our history be acknowledged along with everybody else’s, including Asian Americans, … Continue reading Stephan Curry on Black History Month
Race Matters by Bro. Cornel West
https://youtu.be/cRZcfEToN-A This man defines the word "Genius."
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
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...
Do You Know What Part of Africa You’re from?
By Kimberly Perette...for Zach We were sitting around the table at a restaurant and a discussion of everyone’s 23andMe came up. “Dad always thought he was Swedish, but found he was part Italian,” Caprice said. I’m part this and that everyone declared, proud that they were this type of European or the other. They never … Continue reading Do You Know What Part of Africa You’re from?