Category: Black Lives Matter

Do They or Don’t They?: On Black Lives, Fruitless Sacrifices, and What It Really Means to Be a Warrior

No. No. No. No. No. No. I will not. That is all I could think when I finished reading the article on Feministing.com about Korryn Gaines. No. In the article, Jacqui German writes: She loved her son enough to teach him not to be afraid, to know the truth of American anti-Black violence and stand … Continue reading Do They or Don’t They?: On Black Lives, Fruitless Sacrifices, and What It Really Means to Be a Warrior

Mind Over Matter: On the Killing of Korryn Gaines

One of the most difficult things to teach students, as an instructor of composition, is how to avoid making sweeping generalizations in their writing. Take abortion, for instance. I've lost count of how many papers I've read with the thesis that "Women shouldn't be allowed to have abortions because having an abortion is taking the easy way … Continue reading Mind Over Matter: On the Killing of Korryn Gaines

Fuck Political Correctness

Nakia Jones, a police officer in Northeast Ohio (where I'm from), has gotten over 5 million views with a video she made in response to Alton Sterling's murder by police in Baton Rouge on Wednesday. In the video, Jones, a 20-year veteran of law enforcement, addresses fellow officers directly, saying-- How dare you stand next to … Continue reading Fuck Political Correctness

Blacks and Blue: About Alton Sterling and Avoiding Police Brutality

I don't even know what to say. I honestly don't know what I could say to adequately express how desperate Alton Sterling's murder makes me feel as a black American. Here is another black person shot by police that were not in any appreciable mortal danger. Police abusing their power, exploiting their power and the … Continue reading Blacks and Blue: About Alton Sterling and Avoiding Police Brutality