Tagged “racism”

A Peek Into The Secret Club Of Assumed Racism

This cop assumed that because of the color of my skin I was in some kind of secret club that snickers and trades racist jokes. When he saw my reaction then he realized I wasn’t

Michael Sam, And The Black (And Gay) Politics Of Being “Twice As Good”

True progress isn't Jackie Robinson making the Brooklyn Dodgers. It's the .220 Black hitter with the above average arm making the Dodgers.

On Being A Little Tired Of Being The “Safe Black Friend You Talk To About Race”

I’ve wondered if I’ve become “The Black Friend” -- the safe space where good intentioned White folks can ask questions or think through the first-drafts of their thoughts on race and structural inequality

White Guy Acts A Fool, Black Guy Gets Maced For Being In The Vicinity

Because its been that kind of week, a Black man in Seattle gets maced, cuffed, and detained for ?????? Who cares. He's Black.

President Obama Speaks On Ferguson…And Words Come Out Of His Mouth

It would have felt better to hear an angrier, a more fed up, a more outraged President today.

That Time We Were Reminded That “Black American” Is An Oxymoron

This is Ferguson, Missouri, but this could happen in Pittsburgh and DC and Chicago and Portland and wherever you're reading this from.

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'...