Lip Service: The Democratic Party’s (Historic) Attempt to Pacify Black Voters

Lip Service: The Democratic Party’s (Historic) Attempt to Pacify Black Voters

The DNC resolution is not for victims of state sponsored violence and domestic terrorism. Instead, it will provide easy political cover to “pro-minority” candidates who have a difficult time addressing systemic racism. This resolution is for establishment liberals who want the Black vote but do not want to upset donors. Continue reading Lip Service: The Democratic Party’s (Historic) Attempt to Pacify Black Voters

Why Bernie Sanders Can Get It Too

Why Bernie Sanders Can Get It Too

Black America (especially young Black Americans) has learned a lot about politics and governance since 2008. We have learned not to be complacent with campaign promises. We have learned not to be pacified with good intentions and impressive records. We have learned that when we attempt to play by the rules, we always end up getting played. We have learned that it is better to be hated and heard than to be respectable and rejected. The racists and ignorant backlash President Obama faced (and continues to face) has taught us that the game of politics is rigged and to play fare is only to play dumb. Continue reading Why Bernie Sanders Can Get It Too

An Open Letter to Go Fund Me

An Open Letter to Go Fund Me

When we create Go Fund Me campaigns to cover fees associated with education or medical costs, we’re targeting the wrong groups of folks. Working class Americans are responsible for the massive amounts of corporate profits and huge growths in productivity. They should not have to beg their Facebook friends to receive their fair share. This isn’t just inefficient, it’s perpetuating inequality. Continue reading An Open Letter to Go Fund Me