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Refugees vs. Evacuees?

Why does it piss you off so much when someone refers to the folks who were displaced as refugees vs. evacuees? It makes me mad because by definition, we are not refugees. We were being treated like refugees, but we … Continue reading

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Memories

“You can’t have a short memory and be Black. You open yourself up for attack. You got to have a long memory, ‘cause we singing a long song.”-Dr. Koko Zauditu Selassie Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and … Continue reading

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When to Clap Back

I am a staff member at a predominantly white institution. The other week my colleague asked me to welcome a new employee to our university even though we’re working remotely, and I do not work with this new person’s team. … Continue reading

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Depressed While Black

Nibokum used to think depression was a “white person’s disease.” she says “My mom raised us to believe that Black people are strong; we don’t get depression. And prayer is how we cope – not therapy or medication. Then , … Continue reading

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Grand Rising

Do you feel the current protests in response to George Floyd’s killing have exposed systemic racism in a new way? Do you think there will be real change? I don’t think systemic racism was exposed more this time than in … Continue reading

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