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Chicago, I love you. @aloeblacc in town!! at Vic Theatre – View on Path.
#RIP Little Joe Cook. #NutMan #CantabLounge #Cambridge (at Cantab Lounge)
The Illmatic Influence Infographic! The whole story here: http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/the-illmatic-influence-infographic/
Top Boondocks Quotes #8 (Season 3, Episode 6). New Boondocks, Monday at 10:30p. [adult swim]
A note from me about this submission: I wish this reader all the strength in the world to withstand the traumas of white privilege and also remind him or her that love of tacos does not a Latino make.
One day, I woke up and looked down and was like, “DAMN. I’M WHITE!!” This was really disheartening because I love tacos so much that I thought I was a full-blooded Latino. It’s just so sad, because it is just SO difficult living with white privilege, you know, with the higher salary, absence of housing discrimination, and the ability to walk down the street without every suburban housewife reaching for their mace. I have learned to live with my whiteness, but one day, I hope that people will except those of all colors, including the whites.
A note from me about this submission: Frustration over Black History having a month isn’t new but I like this personal story of past teachers. For the record, Black History Month began as Negro History Week and was proposed by Carter G. Woodson. The expansion to a month was the work of black students at Kent State University in the late 1960s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_History_Month#Negro_History_Week_.281926.29
Black History month pisses me off. Why isn’t it just part of “history”? When I was a kid, I learned about Frederick Douglass and George Washington Carver and Harriet Tubman right alongside Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and Amelia Earhart etc. Of course, my 6th grade teachers history teacher was black, so that might’ve motivated her to include them in our history lessons in our mostly white town. And I leaned about Jackie Robinson from Mr. Morrison our math and science teacher, who might have played pro baseball, except he was older than Jackie Robinson, and was simply not allowed. He made a better living teaching white children decimals than he could in the negro leagues. But man he was still great to watch him play baseball, he was just awe inspiring. Of course it’s great to insist on including “black history” in school curriculum but really, “separate but equal”? NOT. What, is the rest of the year white anglo saxon straight male history?? Am I an idiot or what, for not realizing that that goes without saying?
Long Island high school senior Kwasi Enin gets into all 8 Ivy League schools, makes those of us who just got into one feel kinda dumb but mostly hella proud
Official Season 4 Trailer. Yep, Boondocks is back.
Me + Kimberly Bryant (Black Girls Code) + Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station) at TED 2014 - The Next Chapter – View on Path.
Post racism is a great time to be alive. As a black assistant professor who just published her first book with a top tier press, I think it’s about time I be denied tenure. Ironically, my book is largely about racism within occupations and academia and it’s black history month, so it makes perfect sense that some of my colleagues allowed a man who hates women and minorities to chair my tenure committee and guide me right out the door. No matter, as we speak they are busy tring to find another person of color to fill the highly sought after position of Successful Minority to Underappreciate. After all, the official building capacity does not permit any brown people that are actually more accomplished than many of their white colleagues.