There are more Black men convicted of crimes today than were enslaved in 1850 (Chicago, T., 2013). The most incredible thing about Juneteenth, 1865 is that it came 2 and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation! The website History of Juneteenth presents a few potential reasons this may have happened. Slave holders in Texas … Continue reading Juneteenth and Some Symbolism from “The New Jim Crow”
Social media has seen a war of words (and memes) since George Floyd’s death a few weeks ago. The treatment and subsequent death of an unarmed, non threatening Black man inspired the resurgent message that “Black Lives Matter.” As this three-word phrase flooded social media and people began to assemble with signs and solidarity, communicating … Continue reading Sometimes it’s Classiest to Just Shut Up: Sequel to Silence is Not Classy
I feel a little embarrassed that it has taken me so long to pen a blog about the race-related upheaval around the United States. The essays I’ve begun are too grow too long and are never good enough for me to post. Today, I have decided that continuing in silence would be more negative than … Continue reading Silence Is Not Classy: First in a Series of Blogs About Race
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