UK cover of The Help
US cover of The Help

Thank you, Jonathan Martin

February 15, 2014

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It took a lot of courage to walk away and to speak out. I’ve seen far too many young black men change who they are in order to fit in with guys who have an aggressive, overbearing personality, or basically, who truly believed they were “runnin’ thangs” At your heart, you are a GOOD PERSON. Never […]

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When it was more than a game: The Dolphins scandal and The Ali Summit of 1967

November 7, 2013

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The layers and levels behind the Miami Dolphins bullying/hazing/disrespect debacle continues to play out. For anyone not familiar with this sad saga (and it is a saga, because something like this takes time to grow roots in an organization) what probably started as a rite of passage has turned into something more sinister and ugly, year […]

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Bestowing “Honorary Blackness” has its roots in segregation

November 7, 2013

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The Miami Dolphins bullying/hazing/conduct unbecoming case is still evolving, but I thought I’d take a look at the assertion by a Miami paper regarding the mood and opinions in the Dolphins locker room by some players. I guess if you live long enough, you can see where something from segregation gets recycled, and in this […]

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“We’re a culture, not a costume”

October 28, 2013

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    UPDATED TO ADD: I mean, WTF is wrong with some grown folks? Before I get to Julianne Hough’s big ass gaffe, take a look at these coaches who decided it was cool to go in blackface to a Halloween party (note to those who think its somehow okay to darken or lighten one’s […]

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Yes, black people lived in England during the 1800s

October 26, 2013

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I can’t make it any clearer than the title of this post, which I’d originally labeled as “Yes, black people lived in England during the 1800s U stupid F@#%,” but decided to change it. Like most things on this site, I’m willing to back up my statement with copies of drawings, paintings, and links from educators […]

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The Top Ten Reasons Why The Butler beats The Help

August 25, 2013

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I  shouldn’t have to state this, but I will. Yes, The Help was based on a “beloved” novel (see my post on “beloved” novels, where many of them contain offensive depictions of minorities, yet they’re still crowned “beloved” by some non-minorities in these two posts Beware the Beloved Character  and Classics We Now Question). And […]

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