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The Case for Reparations

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Ever since Obama has been in office, reparations have been a hot issue. Furthermore, the issue is only heating up further with this presidential race. Moreover, our fiery requests for reparations are well substantiated. Our ancestors built America, after all. Furthermore, our ancestors’ slave labor keeps this country running. (The businesses derived from slavery are still around.) However, despite these known facts, our requests are brushed aside. Moreover, we’re given disingenuous responses such as “none of us were around during slavery” or “our country doesn’t have the money to repay that debt.” Now, my hyperlinked article dispels the argument about not being around because the money is still around. However, now it’s time to kill the argument about not being able to afford to give us reparations.
We all know that Obama’s presidency started off with dealing with the housing market crash. Moreover, this wasn’t the only financial crisis he had to deal with. Another major issue was the …

A Wasted Vote

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Since it’s election season, people are gearing up for the presidency. Moreover, with the anticipation of a new president, anxiety is setting in for many Black people. Essentially, Black people are pondering what kind of harm can/will the new president cause to Black people. This isn’t the type of mindset that we should be having with a new president; however, it’s expected. No president has ever done anything specifically for Black people; not Abe or Obama. (If you look at the 13th Amendment, slavery is redefined as punishment for a crime. Furthermore, we clearly see that Obama hasn’t done anything for us.) Therefore, many Black people have taken on a “lesser of two evils” mindset when it comes to voting. However, this is the wrong mindset to have. White people vote for their further enhancement; Black people vote to prevent further disenfranchisement. Furthermore, many older Black people push the false narrative that our elders and ancestors fought for our right to vote. This is a co…

Stop Looking Through the Eyes of White Supremacists

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White Supremacy is weak, lazy, and uncreative. Don't look through the eyes of White Supremacists against Black people. Let me briefly explain what I mean in my statement.

White Supremacy is weak.

In competition, you want to be the best by going up against the best. One thing White Supremacy is good for is pitting their best, with all their resources, against our weakest, with little-to-no resources. If White Supremacy was strong, it would stand toe-to-toe with our best. Do you know what it does when it goes against our best? It does one of two things:

(1) It runs and hides.

(2) It sabotages our best and blames it on us. This sabotage can be in the form of property damage, imprisonment, or death to the Black person or Black group. White Supremacy projects it's weaknesses onto Black folks and some black folks fall for it hook, line, and sinker.

White Supremacy is lazy.

When it comes to work, White Supremacists avoid it like the plague. They would rather lie, cheat, and steal than earn…

1919 Elaine Race Riot aka Massacre

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The Elaine Massacre was by far the deadliest racial confrontation in Arkansas history and possibly the bloodiest racial conflict in the history of the United States. While its deepest roots lay in the state’s commitment to white supremacy, the events in Elaine stemmed from tense race relations and growing concerns about labor unions. A shooting incident that occurred at a meeting of the Progressive Farmers and Household Union escalated into mob violence on the part of the white people in Elaine (Phillips County) and surrounding areas. Although the exact number is unknown, estimates of the number of African Americans killed by whites range into the hundreds; five white people lost their lives.

The conflict began on the night of September 30, 1919, when approximately 100 African Americans, mostly sharecroppers on the plantations of white landowners, attended a meeting of the Progressive Farmers and Household Union of America at a church in Hoop Spur (Phillips County), three miles north o…

Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Year Disguised as a Man by Norah Vincent Review by The Rawness

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This book covers the journey of a lesbian who disguises herself as a man for a year and then infiltrates different groups of men to see what the world of men is like. I admit, I walked into this book with a lot of preconceptions, expecting it to be more politically correct or judgmental of men; I was very pleasantly surprised. She, herself, even describes how she walked into the experiment expecting to find her worst views of men confirmed and instead found herself much more sympathetic to them than she predicted. One part I especially found fascinating was when she described how different it was to approach women as a straight man than as a gay woman, and how women were so much more hostile to her approaches when she approached as a straight guy than when she was a gay woman, and how the narcissistic, entitled attitudes of a lot of these straight women actually started making her very misogynistic and angry towards them. Hearing her describe her struggle with her growing misogyny tha…