Wokeness 101

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What the context of “the slap” can teach outsiders about Black culture

And why colourblindness is an issue I went to bed early and noted there was some drama at the Oscars. Never one to care much about award shows, I wasn’t interested enough to learn more. At 3 am, I groggily checked my phone and found what I assumed to be minor drama was blowing up …

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It’s Time To Let Go Of White Guilt, and This Is The First Step

All throughout my adult life I’ve heard about “White Guilt”. It’s a phrase like tiny blades slung at others, sometimes used as a tired, half-hearted attempt at self-defense while in other situations, the phrase is sharpened to kill. As much as I understand why “White Guilt” is a phrase, I find myself unable to use …

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The Legacy Of Lynching: Part Two -Today

The Legacy of Lynching: Part 2

…lately Black Americans have been in the news regularly dying from police brutality and “suicide”. The astute among us have realized that these reek of fowl play, and the naive and innocent of us don’t want to believe what we know to be true.

Why do White Americans Expect Black Kindness Around Racism, And Why Are Black Americans Fighting That Idea?

I have a gentle soul and somehow I’ve ended up with a livelihood centered around that gentleness and educating. I see so many people expecting and feeling entitiled to that kindness. As though compassion ends when a person isn’t nice to you. That every Black person you know should be able to give you that. …

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