I Am Not Your Negro

June 7, 2017

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the…

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What the Removal of White Supremacist Monuments Means to My Students

May 17, 2017

Jefferson Davis monument being removed in New Orleans. Photo by Abdul Aziz, courtesy of Abdul Aziz. On December 17, 2015, the New Orleans City Council voted to remove four monuments to white supremacy. Several depict slave-owners, including Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy during the Civil War. The ongoing removal of the monuments—done at night by city workers in bulletproof vests following threats of violence—has largely been credited to…

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Once Upon A Time In Barbados.

May 7, 2017

Once upon a time, there was a deeply racist society called Barbados. In this society expertly masked racism saturates all public agencies. This is a generally nice place where the occasional nasty individual spoils things and brings the true nature of the island to public light. Instances like the case of a white man who shot his son, left the island and returned without seeing a day in prison come…

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What Is White Supremacy?

February 10, 2017

White Supremacy is an historically based, institutionally perpetuated system of exploitation and oppression of continents, nations, and peoples of color by white peoples and nations of the European continent, for the purpose of maintaining and defending a system of wealth, power, and privilege.

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Black Consciousness needed in Barbados …Rise the revolution

September 18, 2016

Steven Bantu Biko said that integration was not the answer to racism. Biko propelled the idea of Black Consciousness as the solution to a racist society. “Black Consciousness was and still is a struggle for a new consciousness, a reawakening of a self-consciousness, a re-appropriation of black self-consciousness from the clutches of an appropriative and dominating white consciousness, a rediscovery of the black self which lay buried beneath white consciousness…

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The Perils of Being a Black Philosopher

April 22, 2016

This is the second in a series of dialogues with philosophers on violence for The Stone. This conversation is with George Yancy, a professor of philosophy at Emory University and author, editor, co-editor of many books, including “Look, a White!” — Brad Evans

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Tunisia’s Dirty Secret

April 6, 2016

In January 2011, driven to despair by high unemployment, food inflation, corruption, a lack of political freedom and poor living conditions, Tunisians ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and introduced democracy to their country. As the celebrations of this remarkable achievement began to quieten down, people got ready to enjoy the benefits of liberty – especially those to do with fairness, human rights and equality.

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Still Angry, Will Not Forgive …. Apartheid victim speaks.

March 12, 2016

Limpho Hani is still angry about the assassination of her husband, the former anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani. Twenty-three years after he was shot dead in front of their teenage daughter, she refuses to forgive or forget. When Janusz Walus, the man responsible for her husband’s death, was granted parole yesterday Limpho Hani was furious with the judge who overruled an earlier decision not to set him free – and suggested…

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