Tagged “racism”

Trying And Failing To Make Sense Of The Murder Of Mike Brown

I wish I was writing to you from a place charged with an impassioned call to arms. I want nothing more than to have the answers. Or even just the right questions. But I'm empty-handed. And numb.

The Kind of #Columbusing I Don’t Mind

Panama recently had a conversation with a co-worker about race after she discovered that racism's still alive, they just be concealing it. Here's how the conversation went.

Mark Cuban, And When The “Smartest Guy In The Room” Is Kinda Dumb About Race

(Damon's latest at EBONY on Mark Cuban's recent comments about race and bias) Full disclosure: I l...

The Type Of Racism I Can Appreciate

I have quite a bit of family in Cincinnati, Ohio. And, since it's only four and a half hours awa...

Kim Kardashian, And Sympathy For Slow Learners

Hello. My name is Damon Young. And I'm a slow learner. What's a slow learner, you ask? Does t...

Three Quick Thoughts About Donald Sterling’s Lifetime Ban From The NBA

1. There's no way this happens in 1990. Or 2000. It may not have even happened in 2010. Think ab...

If No More Race Cards, Then No More Racism. Right.

Do you know what I legitimately hate? I hate it when people (namely white people, not all obviou...

No Church In The Wild

My mornings usually begin the same way. I'll wake up at 7:30, immediately pick up my laptop, and...

The One Where We Talk About the Best Racial Stereotypes EVER!

Do you remember how Sanka (ya dead?) was feeling very Olympic one day during Cool Runnings? Well, I'...

Stay Black. And Die.

In the days that have passed since the Jordan Davis/Michael Dunn mistrial verdict on the count of mu...

Circling The Wagons With Marcus Smart

Last summer, I got pulled into a conversation about President Obama, crime, and George Zimmerman...

On “Yoga Girl,” Race, Writing, White People, And Knowing When Not To Share

***Yesterday, I had separate conversations with Panama and Maya Francis about everyone's favorit...

Black And Invisible In Pittsburgh

(The Champ's first Op-ed at The Pittsburgh Post Gazette. It's a response to the Post-Gazette's rece...

Panama and Champ Talk Racism, Sports, The South, and History

Champ:  You know, the Iron Bowl---and the SEC (Southeastern Conference) by extension---capturing th...

Kendrick Lamar And Nigga Neurosis

(The Champ’s latest at Complex on Kendrick Lamar, GQ, and the psychology of dealing with racism) ...