Author: DadlandShutUP

Black Lives Matter NOT All Lives Matter

If any of the presidential candidates wants to be taken seriously, I need to hear them commit to instituting federal reforms that abolish the relationship between the prison system and private companies. If the more people getting arrested means that

Posted in Politics Education, Race Matters

I Am An Atheist – Let Me Remind You

To those who don’t know, I am an atheist, and an activist one. Yes, I don’t post stuff about atheism every day because that is not my strategy. Atheists are diverse in how they live their lives and represent their

Posted in Atheist, Life Talk, Politics Education, Uncategorized

Off Coffee and No more Emotional Eating

I have been off coffee for a week. The withdrawal consequences are over, except I can’t read as much academic material as I used to. Still I can manage to read lighter articles such as those most circulated on the

Posted in Life Talk

Talking Race in Panama, Bocas Del Toro

I was just on the street chatting with a few Panamanians about race and identity in Panama. I’ve been chatting with locals ever since I arrived here. Initially, I wanted to know why every black person I encountered sounded exactly

Posted in Politics Education, Race Matters, Uncategorized

Shift to Gun Rights Over Racism. Charleston Terrorism

To address the Charleston terrorism, Obama and Clinton shifted the talk to gun rights instead of concentrating on terrorism and racism. At least Clinton performed the politics expected and mentioned racism. Yet Obama, though in the later part of his presidency, remains too timid

Posted in Politics Education, Race Matters, Uncategorized

What is Blackness? Freedom From Patrolled Blackness!

I have an issue with any group that thinks it owns me. A large part of what I notice has been passing for black identity is merely a coalition of black-and-brown skin people asserting roots to Africa, ones who think

Posted in Gay Voices, Politics Education, Race Matters, Uncategorized

Rachel Dolezal is a Black Woman

Like the NAACP, I support Rachel Dolezal. If she says she is a black woman, Rachel is a black woman. She didn’t use her identity to destroy black lives. She constructed her identity and labelled herself in defiance of marginalizing

Posted in Politics Education, Race Matters

Cornel West — Public Intellectual Labor versus Academic Labor

I laugh to myself when I hear some academics agree with Michael Eric Dyson’s assertion that Cornel West has not produced any significant scholarship in years and that somehow makes Cornel academically unproductive. What have many of these critics produced?

Posted in Politics Education, Race Matters, Uncategorized

Hypocrisy Around the Floyd Mayweather Conversations

I find it interesting–the coalition, consensus, aggressive activism, and flooding of responses through twittering and facebooking that condemn Floyd Mayweather’s criminality. Should he be condemned? Indeed, yes. But what concerns me is the unintentional, inadvertent, publicity of the public’s shortsightedness

Posted in Politics Education, Uncategorized

Solidarity With Baltimore Protestors. Resist White Wisdom

The same narrative told to blacks to behave themselves and allow justice to run its course is the same meat of white wisdom given to plantation slaves for centuries. In the 21st century, police and prosecutors lynch the lives and

Posted in Politics Education, Race Matters, Uncategorized

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