Black parent, teach your children that they are magic, because we see now that the schools are serious about their sorting. They have a place in mind for our children. They want to stake a place in the minds of our children. (7 min. read)
Blackness has inherent value. Why then, do we consistently make it a cultural trope to simply give it away?
“I’m Not Racist” directed by Ben Proulx & Joyner Lucas, has garnered a lot of attention and praise – Black people love it, white people love it– it seems everybody loves it. But videos like this just don’t move me.
If we’d REALLY had a Black president; if he’d operated in the full authority of both his office and his Blackness, we might have seen an America that was Blacker than it’s ever been. One where we could have the liberty walk around free in our skin and our rights and confident that our positions at work and in the world would not be jeopardized for the simple crime of being as Black as we wanna be.