And at last night’s BET Awards, Eminem took to the freestyle stage for 5 minutes and allowed me, if only momentarily, to lean back in my chair, put my feet up and sip some tea.
Welcome to the second half of our 1st episode of: Moving the Culture Podcast with your hosts, Khalilah, Erin and Vincent. In this episode of Let the Kids Live, we discuss what we’re reading: Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi and we discuss how Gucci Mane has escaped the TRAP by sobering all the way […]
Is she about that life or has she buried her triple consciousness and only aligned with her WHITE-facing societal identity?
What would I do, if I was still in the classroom?
I would have Current Events Mondays….
This is painful to admit.
And when I’m working with other White folks, I usually find this to be one of the first hurdles; the “but not me…” intellectual rejection of the fact that white supremacy loves us and we will always have a home in its arms.
What do anti-racist white folks do with this acceptance?
What do we do when we recognize and acknowledge that these are our people?
Which leads us to Charlottesville, Virginia. This weekend.
And I have some questions for all the good meaning, I’m not racist, #ThisIsNotUS White People. I’m gonna need you to go ask your cousins, those other wypipo (White supremacists, Nazi’s and KKK members) some questions and holla at me once you get finite answers. I would ask them if I could, but I think it would be hazardous to my health and theirs.
So here is what I really want to know:
“We’re in the dip.” So real quick, here’s the recap: In the beginning of his presentation, Shaun has a picture projected of an old White dude named Leopold von Ranke. He is considered “the father of the study of history.” Leopold compiled all of this historical information and came to the conclusion that the rate of improvement in technology was making the world better. Better as in more convenient.
But it wasn’t making people any better.