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The Subtle Racism of Low Expectations

During one of the more memorable The Simpsons episodes, Bart Simpson is placed in a Special Ed class due to his continuous slacking on schoolwork. Being the bright yet defiant young man he was written to be, he sarcastically states, “So, I supposed to catch up to the rest of my class by going slower […]

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[Review] Hoodwinked: A Documentary

The film begins asking passersby, “Name a positive stereotype about Black people?” Needless to say, they (including Howard University students) were stumped. The next question he asks sets the tone and reveals the premise for the documentary. Are there more Black men in college or in prison?

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Black History?

Most of the Black History that I have learned has been about courageous African Americans breaking color lines. Rosa Parks defied unjust societal norms; The “Little Rock Nine” went to public school in the face rabid racism; and Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in an all White baseball league.  However, is […]

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Generational Brainwashing

Today while running, I heard a parent say something that I’ve heard many times before. “You better stay out the sun before you get even darker.” I thought to myself, “for the rest of this child life she will most likely feel negatively about dark complected people because her mother said that being dark is […]

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Has Georgia changed enough since the Civil Rights Movement?

This picture was taken February 19, 2010 in Decatur, GA I nearly drove by but the message confused me. Why is this sign still necessary?

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BlacknessCurrent Events

[Today] Civil Rights protest in Atlanta over police brutality

ATLANTA – Protests are planned in front of the Fulton County courthouse Today at 5:30 p.m. after a former Atlanta police officer was cleared of killing a teenager. A judge said former officer Raymond Bunn was justified when he shot and killed 18-year old Corey Ward.

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[Documentary] Life & Debt: The reason behind the impoverished Caribbean islands

Have you ever asked yourself why are the most beautiful places in the world usually the poorest? After watching the coverage of Haiti, were you left wondering how does a country become so impoverished? Please watch this documentary to understand how and why the Caribbean islands continue to lose the battle against local corruption, corporate […]

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Artificial: An Acceptable Addiction

Have you ever heard anyone say, “I tried to go natural (hair products) 4 years ago but I couldn’t do it” or “I tried to cut fast food out of my diet but that didn’t last long.” It sounds very similar to someone trying to quit an addiction to cigarettes or drinking. There is one […]

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LifeNewsPolitics

The High cost of low prices [IKEA edition]

On paper, IKEA could hardly appear more virtuous: an eco-friendly company that gives all its money to a charitable trust. But President Ingvar Kamprad is actually a canny, media-manipulating, racist ex-Nazi who produces low-quality furniture from questionable materials, running a company whose profits are funneled through a collection of shady Dutch charities that let it […]

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Is Black Face the new high fashion?

The October edition of French Vogue features pictures of Dutch model Lara Stone in which the naturally pale-skinned blonde’s face and body are painted black.

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