Growing up in an African American family, I was trained on how to conduct myself in certain situations. I was taught at an early age to be polite, always use “proper English,” and to never, ever put my hands in my pockets.
In my four years at Mizzou, I have been called the N-word every semester. I’ve been told to go back where I came from.
“I am still in the midst of thinking, but part of me cannot help but feel the chicken has come home to roost.”
I thought that being “colorblind” meant not being racist; that if we willed the differences away, they’d slink to the furthest reaches of the earth, never to be seen again.
How can you be a child in a society that hates you?
As far as I was concerned, she might as well have told me she hoped baby North didn’t look black, because blackness was ugly.
Before the Rap Game Tupac Shakur was born in the East Harlem area of Manhattan, New York into a family heavily involved in the Black Panther Party.
To be Black in America is to be in a complicated relationship with one’s own oppressor.
The preferred response to Black pain, is silence, meekness, and of course, forgiveness.
You think that one of the goals of the feminist movement should be to make men feel safer or more comfortable about feminism.