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Summer Walker’s Altar Shouldn’t Be a Big Deal Considering How Ritualistic Christianity Is

Responses to Summer Walker’s altar were rife with anti-Black commentary and lacked historical knowledge around Black people’s relationship to witchcraft. Twitter has been a source of a lot of criticism about singer-songwriter Summer Walker for the last couple of weeks. Some critiques have been valid, and come from a place of good faith; most have...

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Everyone Should Know What Happened to Black Wall Street

No, the massacre of hundreds of Black folks—one of the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history—really happened, and most people, especially white Americans, have never even heard of it.  This essay contains discussion of anti-Black violences, including assault and murder.

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The Many Shades and Iterations of South Asian Anti-Blackness

South Asians have a complex history with anti-Blackness and we need to confront and dismantle it for collective liberation. South Asia has a rampant anti-Black racism problem. I know both from experience and by being a witness to it. Everyone knows about the skin bleaching creams that are so popular in Asia, but the racism...

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Ilhan Omar Has Nothing to Apologize For

Ilhan Omar threatens the congressional heterodoxy on Israel, which represents the interests of the Zionist lobby, not the Jewish people. By Jordan Valerie On Monday, the political establishment helped the Zionist lobby wage a smear campaign against freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for accurately describing how lobbying works. Though Democrats have been quick to share...

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Jim Jones Was The Ultimate White Liberal

Jones used white liberalism and performative allyship to target mostly poor Black folks, seduce them into his abusive cult, take their money, and orchestrate the death of over 900 people. This essay contains discussions of suicide, murder, and spiritual abuse “Black people were integral to Jim Jones’ ambitions. Without black followers, and black causes to...

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Non-Black People of Color Are Salty About Black Panther’s Success

Instead of viewing Black Panther’s success as an opportunity to complain about something that is lacking in our communities, non-Black people of color should appreciate the work it took to create something of its caliber. By Sanjana Lakshmi It’s been a few weeks since “Black Panther” came out, and its reception has been deservedly overwhelmingly positive....

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The New York Times is a White Supremacist Publication

White supremacy is insidious and pervasive everywhere, including at The New York Times and other liberal media. By Jordan Valerie In recent months, liberal news publications like The New York Times and The Washington Post have come under increased scrutiny for their coverage of race. From refusing to describe the president as racist to an...

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Dear Non-Black Asian-Americans: We Need to Stop Appropriating AAVE

Dear non-Black Asian-Americans (and other non-Black folks), we have a real issue with appropriating AAVE, and it needs to stop. AAVE stands for African American Vernacular English, and it refers to a distinct language—consisting of words, phrases, intonations, gestures, but also, in the present internet age, gifs, memes, and other images—that has its origins in...

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Black Mirror’s “Black Museum” and the History of Medical Experimentation on Black Bodies

Most “Black Mirror” episodes come across as “what if this really happened?” but when watching “Black Museum” it’s important to keep in mind that this isn’t a fictional cautionary tale. For Black people, it’s very real. This article contains spoilers for Black Museum. When deciding which episode of “Black Mirror” to watch first, I was immediately...