RACISM AND SEXISM: BLACK PEOPLE, THEY ARE NOT MUTALLY EXCLUSIVE

BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

“Speak, so you can speak again.”

Zora Neale Hurston

In the Black American neighborhoods around the United States of America, racism is considered the ultimate end-all-be-all as to what harms the Black community.

Discussions on racism hold paramount interest among both Black women and Black men.

Yes, racism has caused destruction against Black people for over four centuries.

With the election of Donald Trump, racism has been given a legitimacy it has not seen since the times of Ben “Pitchfork” Tillman, Coleman Blease, James K. Vardaman, Walter Ashby Plecker, and George Wallace.

Racism has left in place the vestiges of white racist hate of Black people.

Many Black people are quick to discuss and attack racism in the form of the decimation it has caused in Black communities across this nation as a result of restrictive covenants, racial Jane Crow segregation, race-based slavery, FHA loan discrimination, redlining, gerrymandering——to name just…

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Welcome to Native American Heritage Month 2016

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Abagond

nodapl #NoDAPL protests, 2016.

Welcome to Native American Heritage Month, which in the US is in November. During this month I try to do some posts having to do with Native America, particularly that of the US.

Here is my current working list of possible posts, listed in alphabetical order. There is no way I can do them all in a  month. I will be thrilled if I get ten of them done. If you have a suggestion, please add it in the comments below.

  • Aleut prison camps
  • Algonquian languages
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Attawapiskat First Nation
  • Aztecs
  • Bartolome de Las Casas
  • Cherokee Freedmen
  • Choctaws
  • Columbian Exchange
  • Crazy Horse
  • Dakota Access Pipeline (#NoDAPL)
  • Dead Indian Land
  • Doctrine of Discovery
  • Eastern Woodland
  • Leonard Peltier
  • Lumbee
  • maize
  • Manhattan: the 1500s
  • Manhattan: the 1600s
  • Mayan calendar
  • Munsee
  • Native Americans and police brutality
  • North America: the last 13,000 years
  • Pine Ridge Reservation
  • Seminoles
  • Two Spirit
  • UN Declaration on the…

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