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“…the hopelessness takes hold when one realizes that there is no amount of acting right or doing right, no amount of parental wisdom or personal resilience that can completely guarantee survival, let alone success.”

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/opinion/charles-blow-michael-brown-and-black-men.html?referrer=

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I respect and believe that there are genuinely good officers out there but I feel that the system has given way to the over criminalization of ever facet of our society. This man who fell asleep on the train after coming home from work was acosted by officers. Our society is built on the masses of people that work to keep the system going. This video for some reason reminded me of vagrancy laws…

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This is a very insightful article on the black experience in the United States and how reparations are well deserved. Something that I never really thought of before is how reparations is Biblical.
And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. And when thou sendest him out free…

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Very interesting discussion that I’m sure anyone who has been following how pop culture interacts with the black music community would have noticed for a while now.

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/06/whites_in_hip_hop_why_music_by_iggy_azalea_and_others_is_so_popular_and.html

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Though I feel that GQ can  improve on its own representations concerning race, this article is…

Though I feel that GQ can  improve on its own representations concerning race, this article is well found and highlights how race creates a dichotomy for how things are approached even in the world of sports. Fighting in hockey, a sport with predominantly white athletes, is tolerated, while sports such as basketball and football, which have large black athlete populations, fine players for…

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Donald Sterling is the classic example of the slave master mentality

Donald Sterling is the classic example of the slave master mentality

Great article! I was actually considering writing a blog post with these same examples. Sterling saw his girlfriend as a hyper-sexualized being for his enjoyment like a slaver master and his mistress while the players were nothing more than a way to make him incredibly wealthy off of their labor and skill.

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