Six Takeaways From the First “Presidential” Debate

Six Takeaways From the First “Presidential” Debate

On the surface, last night’s debate was an embarrassment, and for those vested in the white nationalist ideology that permeates America, a deviation from “American” or “presidential” expectation. To students of history, last night illuminated white interiority and illustrated that “president” continues to constitute a derogatory term. This interiority exposed both candidates as anti-black and [...]

The Racist’s National Convention, A Black Female Perspective

The Racist’s National Convention, A Black Female Perspective

The Republican National Convention could not have opted for a more appropriate backdrop. The Convention aired hours after a black man, Jacob Blake, was critically wounded by police, as many continued to protest Trump’s Law and Order America, as Hurricane Laura rendered her wet wrath throughout numerous states in the nation, and as the Corona [...]

Trump, Biden, Black Genocide & the 2020 Election

Trump, Biden, Black Genocide & the 2020 Election

The 2016 election featured former friends Donald J. Trump and Hilary R. Clinton as political adversaries. The second presidential election for millennials, the excitement the election engendered seems minimal in comparison to the pending ballots of 2020. This year has proved an eye-opening entry point into the next decade, with the upcoming election as illuminating [...]

Trump Censure and White Nationalism

Trump Censure and White Nationalism

It’s fascinating to live in a world that castigates black people for critically interrogating their representatives. This is the same world that, for the last four years, has worked tirelessly to depict Donald Trump as a racial anomaly autonomous from whiteness as a whole. Trump’s gauche rhetoric, limited vocabulary, and overt racism and prejudices embarrass [...]

Why Meryl Did Not Move Me

Why Meryl Did Not Move Me

Following Sunday’s Golden Globe Award Ceremony, the internet rejoiced in Oscar Award Winning Actress Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech. In her speech, Streep formally distances herself from President Elect Donald Trump and his lack of empathy. She alluded to his very public request for President Obama’s birth certificate and referenced his mocking of a disabled reporter—citing [...]

When was America Great?: Why I’m not with “her,” “him” or “them”

When was America Great?: Why I’m not with “her,” “him” or “them”

2016 marks an instrumental year for Americans and those like myself exist whom outside the "American" label but live here. This year proves inevitably sad for those swept up into the symbolism of President Obama. This symbolism allowed many the visibility deprived of them throughout their lifetime. This visibility is of course farce as the [...]