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…

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…

Racism and Deflection in an Anti-Black America

Like many Americans, I, she who descended from the abducted Africans, watched most of Biden’s Pittsburgh speech yesterday. His words, juxtaposed the Jacob Blake shooting with “rioting” and violence, a pairing synonymous to following the phrase “black lives matter” with “all lives matter.” The speech betrayed Biden as the coward he is, and underscored why…

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…