Now together, father, daughter, and a support group of family and friends are all building a bright future for a beautiful and bubbly little girl.
It’s time to stop pointing fingers, stop crying that it’s never enough, and remember what we are here to do.
Blacks are presumed to be up to no good, to be no good. We need to insist “black lives matter,” to organize around it, because this society provides proof on a daily basis that for it, for many, blacks don’t.
Liam Day looks deep into the story of Ahmed Mohamed and wonders if surface outrage can obscure larger evils.
Entering the doorway of opportunity, then attempting to slam the door in the face of others as discriminated as you once were, Dr. Carson, is a despicable, hypocritical practice. The people are paying attention.
Patrick Paglen discusses how privilege is rooted in our love for the legacies bequeathed to us from our ancestors.
White tears are a reminder to people of color that white people don’t notice racism on a daily basis; we only notice racism when the media presents it to us loudly enough
The media has seeped into our psyches so deeply, that we are now arresting children. Until we demand more and better from our media, we will continue to be pawns in the game of minority roulette, simply searching for another hashtag to circulate through the chamber.
In a world where controversial ‘Hot Topics’ are abuzz, Brian Gawlak finds the teachable lessons on trending issues.
Black and brown boys like Ahmed Mohamed, who receive harsher discipline than non-minority students for common actions and behaviors, need to be celebrated when they achieve so that they’ll continue to do so.
Dr. Ben Carson, like the Tom archetype he embodies, appears anti-rebellious and indifferent to the type of racism that sparked Ferguson’s uprising.
From trivialization to criminalization: the black body, the white media and the pattern of persecution.