Don’t Let Anybody Take Your Manhood

mlk-economic-injustice1

Dr. Martin Luther King. Give him two minutes he’ll give you a lifetime of self-improvement and the answers to a lot of racial issues. Continue reading “Don’t Let Anybody Take Your Manhood”

Shots Fired: The Backlash Has Began For Jesse Williams — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium

The petition is titled, “Sign the petition to fire Jesse Williams from Grey’s Anatomy for racist rant,” and was created by “Erin Smith,” which is probably a fake name because who’d want the world to know he or she was really a jackass?”  Source — The Root

It’s the sort of backlash that has kept so many with national platforms from making a difference. They chose the false sense of security of staying in one’s lane silence appears to grant to those that don’t make waves.Read More @ Shots Fired: The Backlash Has Began For Jesse Williams — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium

The Sad Case of Black Self-Stereotyping — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium

I don’t know why we (yes I’m including myself) Black people are insistent upon embracing negativism. And what makes it even harder for me to grasp is it’s negative connotations, references, and stereotypes of ourselves that we walk right into and get comfortable with. 

Then we proceed to wear this stuff as some sort of badge of honor.Take that word Nigger.

Yes, I said it. Nigger — no need tap dancing around it with that “N-word” politically correct bullshit.

It’s a word steeped in the storied history of Blacks that just won’t go away.It won’t go away because we are the very ones that keep breathing life into that word.

It gets deep @: The Sad Case of Black Self-Stereotyping — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium

field negro: Racism on a train, and Airbnb has a problem.

 

sp1008160_0
Ethan Thomas

 

There are a couple of stories in the news that inspired my post this evening. They are stories of men of color being slighted and embarrassed because of their race, and then finding themselves having to what I call race shame the perpetrators.

The first one allegedly took place on a  train. Now let’s be honest, these incidents happen all the time, but we are so used to them and other day to day slights and indignities that might go unnoticed, that we don’t even sweat them when they do happen.

“Former Washington Wizards player Etan Thomas was denied an empty seat on a train that was later given to a white man.

So he took to Facebook Friday with his story, and the post went viral: It’s been shared more than 29,000 times.

The NBA baller reported that he was looking for a seat on a full train when he asked a woman if the empty seat next to her was available. She responded that someone was already sitting there. What happens next, according to Thomas, is why he took her photo and posted it to his social media accounts.

Read More @: field negro: Racism on a train, and Airbnb has a problem.