Posts Tagged ‘#BlackLivesMatter’

What Does It Mean to Be Wrong For So Long? Reflections on Black Reality and White Delusion

Although there was no such thing as polling back then, I suspect that if you had asked a representative sample of Londoners in the early 1770s whether or not the American colonists were getting a fair shake from King George, most would have said yes. It is doubtful they would have thought much about any [...]

White Denial: America’s Persistent and Increasingly Dangerous Pastime

This essay was written originally for CNN.com and can be found here. ______ There’s an old saying that it’s hard to know what you don’t know, the premise being that when you’re ignorant about something, you aren’t likely to realize your blind spots. But I’m not so sure. Sometimes, knowing what you don’t know just [...]

#BlackLivesMatter, Bernie Sanders and the Problem With (Some) White Progressives

Amid tension between white progressive supporters of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and activists from #BlackLivesMatter — the latter of whom have disrupted two of his presentations to highlight racial injustices they feel are often given short shrift by the former — many commentators have weighed in on the simmering beef. Some in the Sanders camp [...]