Roseanne Barr ape slur far from harmless, it has a profoundly racist history

The racist Roseanne Barr tweet implying that Valerie Jarrett is an ape revisits the hard to die trope of Africans as apes. But underneath the slur is something profoundly diabolical, it not only suggests that Blacks are inherently inferior to Whites, but also implies that since they are animals, unlike regular human beings,they have no…

Yale University is handing out free lessons in bigotry

For about the umpteenth time in the last few months a white person has called the ‘authorities” on someone who is Black. In some of the cases, when the police were called because the person either serving them or observing them called the police clearly because they either were consciously racist or subconsciously acting racist…

Sacramento police shooting: was Stephon Clark a “super N—er”

As ridiculous as this headline reads, its indicative of the “apparent” insanity that surrounds the shooting of Stephon Clark by Sacramento police, last Sunday night. Either this shooting is an intentional function of the system we hold so dear, or Clark was a “Super Ni–er.” So here we are again, trying to make sense of…

Guns, race, and profit in savage America

Mass shootings in the US are the price paid for racist scare-mongering and by extension, it is the price paid to allow gun manufacturers and distributors to make ungodly profit. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students and their allies are facing stiff opposition in their struggle for gun control, because they are up against two…

Soooo.. Puerto Ricans aren’t citizens, human beings, Brothers and Sisters?

  Most thinking people know either subconsciously, or consciously why the US has been slow to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands brought on by Hurricane Maria. It is because the islanders aren’t considered Americans (despite their US citizenship), they aren’t White and they are broke! According to reports…