Offering absolution is a personal matter. However, as one whose identity intersects several marginal groups—black, female, lesbian—I must also ask the question posed by Hawes: Who benefits from my forgiveness?
Uncle Will’s grandmother, my spouse’s great-grandmother, was born into slavery and died as a free woman at the age of 108. Sometime during Reconstruction (1863-1877), the great-grandmother accrued a small plot of farmland that now awaits its fate, as her brood scrape together enough money to keep it.
"President Trump’s proclivity for racist remarks comes as no surprise. His comment stating a preference for immigrants coming from Scandinavian countries like Norway, rather than from Africa and Haiti, which he depicts as “shithole” countries, is based solely on his xenophobia."
On this anniversary of the riots, let’s get closer to the truth of what happened in NYC
Colorism is not discussed openly enough in African American, African, and African diasporic communities. It is our third rail, and the pain, embarrassment, and humiliation from its legacy still lingers with us even today.
This May marked the 15th anniversary of marriage equality in the Commonwealth. Looking back at advances such as hate crime laws, the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and DOMA, the legalization of marriage equality, and anti-homophobic bullying becoming a national concern, to name a few, the LGBTQ community has come a long way since the first Pride marches.
Could the Smollett situation affect public perception of hate crimes?
Official’s N-word nonapology ignites Cambridge
Revamping voting laws disrupts GOP’s “power grab”
If Trump had his way, he would militarily eradicate transgender people from existence.