Tag: racism

4 Little Girls–45 Years Later

Throughout my academic learning of the civil rights movement, certain people and places were repeated ad nauseum.  Martin Luther King Jr. with his wonderful dream, Brown vs. Board of Ed giving poor black kids a chance, and Rosa Parks didnt want to get up so now Black people have their freedoms. Aside from being overly simplistic (which essentially … Read More »

It's All the Rage: Hispter Racism

In my previous post I lamented my generation’s involvement with race issues–now I see we are involved just in the most alienating and annoying way possible.  First it was the cover of the New Yorker, then it was this fool running around with an “Obama is My Slave” t-shirt.  Last week I was visually assaulted with … Read More »

You Say Colorblind, I Say Intellectually Lazy

When Barack Obama won the primaries much attention was paid to my generation’s reasons for voting for him.  Apparently, we’re color blind. Firstly, are we watching the same election? Is this the same election where Obama’s racial authenticity has been called into question? Where his bid has sparked numerous discussions about the black experience in … Read More »

When the problem is in your backyard: NYC and Nonprofit Work

The kind of New York that people usually talk about is a New York that I am very unfamiliar with. I grew up in Marcy projects in Bed Stuy Brooklyn with my grandmother and mother as the oldest out of 6. The issues affecting young blacks, single black mothers, the poor, and the overworked did … Read More »