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Donald Trump making America great January 21, 2017
Multicultural Parenting in the Trump Era

It is official – Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. Given his highly divisive campaign and approach to politics, this fact has many American minorities wringing their hands in worry. However we need to keep things in perspective. While Mr. Trump may have been a star in reality TV, that does […]

police profanity September 30, 2016
That Pesky ‘N-Word’

McKeesport made national news this week when a Snapchat photo sent by a McKeesport police officer went viral on the internet; and not for a good reason. The offending office took a selfie in her police uniform and included the caption “I’m the law today nigga”. Here, see for yourself: Given the current state of […]

Ellen DeGeneres on Usain Bolt August 19, 2016
Ellen’s Innocuous Racism

After Usain Bolt won his first gold medal of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, an iconic photo of the track & field superstar surfaced and the meme games began. Ellen (DeGeneres) jumped on the bandwagon and photoshopped a picture of herself on Usain’s back along with the comment “This is how I’m running errands from […]

February 11, 2016
The Black Panthers and the K.K.K. – Are They Comparable?

Ever since Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50 halftime performance, there’s been a lot of talk online regarding how offensive it was that she chose to embrace Black Panther imagery. To many people, the Black Panthers are no better than the Klu Klux Klan. However it quickly became apparent to me that many of these people are […]

bi-racial boy November 30, 2015
Interracial Myths and Delusions

2015 has been a tough year for racism, race relations, and all types of social discrimination. Whether 2016 is going to be any better remains to be seen. I certainly hope so. Because all I see going on around me is very discouraging. It seems that almost every day, I come across two or more […]

Mahatma Ghandi You Mad Bro August 26, 2015
Musings On The Racist Quotes of Mahatma Ghandi

The Atlanta Black Star published and article entitled Not All Peaceful: 13 Racist Quotes Gandhi Said About Black People. Now, I’m not very familiar with this publication, but I’m giving it a serious side eye right now. Why? Well because I’m not exactly sure what their endgame is here. Surely when it was posted on […]

justice November 25, 2014
The Media, Not Racism Has Incited Nationwide Protests

I didn’t think that I would be writing about this (“this” being the Grand Jury failing to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown). Originally, I wanted to post something on Facebook. But gauging from the types of responses I was reading on my wall, I could envision myself being attacked from both […]

Michael Brown protest Chicago October 24, 2014
Ferguson Embodies All That Is Wrong With America

On August 9, 2014, a young Black male by the name of Michael Brown was shot and killed by a White police officer, Darren Wilson. The event caused a media firestorm. The town of Ferguson, MO a suburb 8 miles from St. Louis, became the hot bed of protests, riots and then looting…all while media […]

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