Tag Archives: Systemic Racism

The Reason You’re Afraid Of Black People

So listen… I shared an article about a black woman who tweeted that she felt unsafe being in a Cracker Barrel while surrounded by white people. Well… her actual tweet was the following: At Cracker Barrel 4 the 1st time. … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know A Damn Thing About Black Lives

A few days ago, the Nashville chapter of Black Lives Matter was told they couldn’t use the space at the Nashville Public Library to hold their meetings anymore. The reasoning behind this decision was because someone complained when they found … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing As An Unarmed Black Man

“I felt threatened.” That’s what they always seem to say…. The police officer who choked the life out of Eric Garner as he gasped the words, “I can’t breathe” felt threatened. The police officer who was responding to a call about … Continue reading

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13 Things White People Do When You Point Out Racism

A few interesting things happen when someone suggests that racism might have played a role in someone’s actions (say, for example, an overly aggressive police officer’s actions). A couple of days ago I published THIS POST talking about how important is is to watch uncomfortable … Continue reading

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The Best Thing About The Police Busting Up That Pool Party

If you have even glanced at social media over the past couple days, you have almost certainly seen people posting a video of the police response to a bunch of African American kids at a pool party in McKinney, Texas. … Continue reading

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