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The Race Card's Blog – April 2016 Archive (4)

OP-ED: Why Black Anger Is Necessary For Peace by Fire Angelou, AFROPUNK contributor

This week, Allen Bullock, the 18-year-old seen smashing the cop car window during the Baltimore Uprising, was sentenced to write an apology letter to the Baltimore City Police Department. I imagine him: sitting in his room, staring blankly at a page with grief running through his skin. Anger in his heart.…

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Added by The Race Card on April 20, 2016 at 10:06am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Hilarious 'Barbie Savior' parodies savior complex of some White NGO volunteers in Africa

Oh, boy. I’m just going to speak for myself when I say that every time a white friend travels to a poor brown country in Africa to spread White Jesus™, I roll my eyes. It’s not that philanthropic work is ridiculous, it’s that there’s something a little too exploitative and self-serving about a picture of a white face grinning amongst a sea of impoverished or disenfranchised black and brown faces. Lucky for us, I’m not the only cynical asshole out there! Some lovely…

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Added by The Race Card on April 19, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

OP-ED: Rachel Dolezal getting a book deal to write about race is white privilege in all its glory

Rachel Dolezal, the black-passing white woman and former NAACP Spokane President who once sued Howard University for discriminating against her because she is white, is now writing a book about race.



“Nothing about whiteness describes who I am,”…

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Added by The Race Card on April 15, 2016 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

OP-ED: FEEL THE FIRE - Letter to my white roommates

We are not the same. We season our squash with paprika, use hemp rose body wash and forget to take our laundry out of the dryer. Indeed, we are humans, who want to cuddle on Saturday night and remember how it all felt tomorrow, we laugh wildly with our friends and pay rent like sophisticated adults. Perhaps, I can understand why, when blackness is so close to you, when we use the same toilet paper and rage at cold shower water, that you will feel eager to do what your privilege…

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Added by The Race Card on April 6, 2016 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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