White America is not going to save American democracy, because they’re the primary group destroying it. That may sound extreme, but in this article I explain why I believe that.
ICE is a roaming human rights disaster and in the middle of one of the biggest scandals of the Trump administration. One that involves open calls for indefinite detention for families fleeing violence in their native countries. Not only should ICE be abolished, but you can cancel the entire system of mass incarceration with it.
Calls for civility in one of the worst eras in U.S. history are weak and naive. The people making these demands are likely not representative of groups that have a lot to lose under this regime.
Some things just need to be said. A countering perspective is needed right now on the black community and how we should/shouldn’t react to what is going on at the border
Zero tolerance policies have a controversial history in America. They are equated with a lack of empathy and understanding about why certain problems exist and instead look to use overly-aggressive measures as deterrents from crimes being committed. What’s happening at the border with children being ripped from the arms of their parents is part of a disgusting legacy of assumptions and junk science being passed off as sane policy.
Contrary to popular belief, there are actually two Independence Days in America. One is federally-recognized, one isn’t. One gave freedom to Whites, the other gave freedom to Blacks. Let’s talk about why so few have heard of and/or celebrate Juneteenth.
The separation of families at the border is one of the most racist policies enacted in America post-Civil Rights. This is not a new thing though, look to slavery, the Drug War and much of criminal justice history in America and you will find the legalized separation of families through racist policy.
This disgusting act truly is as American as apple pie.
In the Age of Trump and open white supremacy, the U.S. Supreme Court just made it easier for the worst actors in society to gain political power by supporting voter suppression efforts at the state level.
A new study shows why democracy is on its last legs in America as many white Americans embrace concepts of governance that are anti-democratic. The right-wing support for Trump is a bigger threat than people may realize.
The NFL has placed itself on the wrong side of history by engaging in speech control to placate racist fans and the wannabe strongman sitting in the White House. This continues a 3-year long attempt to blackball players and force patriotism down the throats of viewers.
Today I talked about Trump’s recent comments calling undocumented immigrants “animals” and his plan to separate immigrant children from their parents and hold them on military bases. I sat in for Benjamin Dixon on his Youtube channel while he was away today.
On this episode 27, I discuss the events at Yale, Waffle House, and others. I explain social dominance theory and the role it plays in enforcing white supremacy through police.
There is a trend that the community has become aware of. Calling the police on black people for dumb shit. I argue that this is a form of population control and a way to indirectly attack black people via the police state.
Trump has removed America from the Iran nuclear deal. It says a lot about how unreliable our word is and how we can’t be trusted. Not to mention it’s just a bad idea that only appeals to extremists in the U.S., Israel, and Saudi Arabia
In this interview, I speak with Benjamin Dixon of The Progressive Army about his experiences as an independent black commentator and progressive.
This is Episode 26 of the Black and Intellectual Show. I begin the process of breaking down the system of slavery in this video. How the U.S. banking system and American capitalism is tied to slavery and the insane profits that slavery generated for white society domestically and internationally.
This is a special episode I did for Benjamin Dixon of The Progressive Army about Kanye West and his turn to the dark side.
Episode 25 of the Black and Intellectual live stream. I touch on what happened in Starbucks and a recent smear campaign launched against a fellow black progressive and what this says about being black in progressive spaces.
Starbucks has been in the news lately due to the racially-motivated arrest of two black men who were waiting for a business partner in a Philadelphia store. Starbucks has responded by saying stores will be closed on May 29 for racial training. Here's why that won't solve anything.