My Biggest Fear Post-Charlottesville

The overt racists--the Klans(wo)men, the neo-Nazis--are not our biggest problem when it comes to race relations in America. The biggest problem is the network of historic biases, cultural norms, and political structures that continue to inform the ways black Americans are treated in their neighborhoods, in the workplace, in the housing market, in the healthcare system, and in the criminal justice system. It is that network of obstacles that the extremist is trying to protect.

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Terms, pt. 6: They'd Better Get It Together

I want to speak to these terms and conditions from an angle that I don't think we hear enough: the fact that even if it were true that "black-on-black" crime were special, it still wouldn't automatically mean that black people have to fix it before we can resist all of the other ways that we experience racial injustice in America.

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a black boy was lynched this week...

Americans need to come to grips with the fact that this is the type of society we are living in: where people continue to suffer because of the color of their skin, where people are literally hunted by those who have been sworn to serve and protect, and where there are systems and policies in place to protect that social order and those who participate in it and profit from it.

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