In one week, our President has attacked #TakeAKnee protesters and ignored the crisis in Puerto Rico. Quiet as it’s kept, both situations involve the dismissal of black folks as un-American.
“Son of a bitch” has obvious, gendered implications as well. In fact, the insult is less about the son and more about the mother who established lineage. The mother must the original animal to create another animal.
Last week, as I read about the courage of Jemele Hill in addressing the disturbing messages coming from the White House, my own racial cowardice was thrown into relief. Those people who know me would be shocked by my calling myself a coward. After all, I was a red, black, and green diaper baby, a […]