Who is the “We?” The Subversive Promise to Make Whiteness Great Again

Who is the “We?” The Subversive Promise to Make Whiteness Great Again

Throughout the coursework portion of my degree, a question I found myself continually asking was: who is the “we?” The backdrop for my education is a historically black university, were in classes where the entire ambiance was of African-descent, the word fails to surface beyond the implicit. I had the unfortunate, yet pedagogical, the experience [...]

The Violence of the Visual

The Violence of the Visual

In her text The Invention of Woman, Oyeronke Oyewumi critically interrogates a visual American culture and its perpetual effect on identity markers that encompass many at birth. Engaging with Oyeyemi’s work elucidates that the visual, in many instances, is the beginning and end to understanding for many. The power of the visual is perhaps most [...]

The “Enough” Moment in the Recent Gayle King Interview

The “Enough” Moment in the Recent Gayle King Interview

Journalist Gayle King recently made waves for her interview with the domestic terrorist who tackled a black teen for a phone she accused him of stealing. The attack proved as difficult to stomach as the interview, as both reeked of disregard for the integrity of African people. Something I found particularly disturbing about the about [...]

The Problem with Whiteness as Privilege

The Problem with Whiteness as Privilege

Few things prove as exasperating as the term “white privilege.” The term marks a neo-liberalist attempt to gentrify the “woke” movement. The word proves a facile attempt to encapsulate and expose the inequities of whiteness. Asserting whiteness as a privilege, however, “privileges” the term. Whiteness is not a privilege, it is an act of terrorism. [...]

Stacey Abrams, The Misappropriation of Ancestral Power

Stacey Abrams, The Misappropriation of Ancestral Power

Stacey Abrams has made quite the name for herself in the past year. She was the first face viewers saw and first words spoken in defense of the sexual assault allegations made against President-elect Joe Biden. She was the face of voter suffrage during the presidential election and she remains integral to the pending and [...]