Posts Tagged ‘ black lives matter ’

The Wages of Whiteness | by Hari Kunzru | The New York Review of Books

Black Panthers, Chicago, 1969  Hiroji Kubota/Magnum Photos

“White privilege” is a protean concept that has found its way into conversations about political power, material prosperity, social status, and even cognition.

Source: The Wages of Whiteness | by Hari Kunzru | The New York Review of Books

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

From historians Keisha N. Blain (author of Set the World on Fire) and Ibram X. Kendi (author of How to Be an Antiracist) comes what sounds like a fascinating new book, Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619 – 2019

Source: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Black Lives Matter, Protests, and Editing Vanity Fair | Vanity Fair

“Whiteness thrives in darkness,” Coates writes. “So it was with the slave narrative. So it is with the cell phone.”

Source: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Black Lives Matter, Protests, and Editing Vanity Fair | Vanity Fair

Hartford’s Black Lives Matter street mural an enduring symbol of community’s commitment to the struggle – Hartford Courant

Artists working this week on the Black Lives Matter mural painted along Hartford’s Trinity Street. The completed mural was revealed Sunday. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)

The block-long Black Lives Matter mural was completed and revealed in a ceremony Sunday along Trinity Street in Hartford, in the shadow of the State Capitol.

Source: Hartford’s Black Lives Matter street mural an enduring symbol of community’s commitment to the struggle – Hartford Courant

Oluwatoyin Salau found dead in Tallahassee, Florida, after sharing story of sexual assault on Twitter – Vox

Activist Oluwatoyin Salau, center, was found dead in Tallahessee on June 13.Hali Tauxe/Tallahassee Democrat via Imagn Content Services, LLC

The 19-year-old’s death underscores why gender violence needs to be part of the Black Lives Matter narrative.

Many activists have noted that the Black Lives Matter protests and calls for justice have centered on cisgender heterosexual black men, ignoring the oppression of black women and LGBTQ people within the black community. For example, Breonna Taylor’s death has not received as much attention as George Floyd’s; three months later, officers still haven’t been charged in her death. The names of other black women killed by police, like Priscilla Slaterand Pamela Turner, are largely unfamiliar to the greater public. Meanwhile, the #SayHerName campaign has morphed into #SayHisName online and at protests.

Source: Oluwatoyin Salau found dead in Tallahassee, Florida, after sharing story of sexual assault on Twitter – Vox

George Floyd protests: What 4 organizers want to see from America’s protests – Vox

People raise their fists during a protest against police violence at Lafayette Square near the White House on June 4.Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

“This is a demand for real change,” said one Black Lives Matter leader from Houston.

Source: George Floyd protests: What 4 organizers want to see from America’s protests – Vox

Kamala Harris Is Done Explaining Racism – The New York Times

Thousands March To State Capitol For Racial Justice | CT News Junkie

Black Lives Matter marches down Capitol Avenue CHRISTINE STUART / CTNEWSJUNKIE PHOTO

Source: Thousands March To State Capitol For Racial Justice | CT News Junkie

Zeitgeist Spam: “From Most Hated to American Hero: The Whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.” by Michael Harriot, reposted from The Root

Sculptor Lei Yixin stands on top of a scaffolding to observe the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. on Aug. 1, 2013, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Image)

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: “From Most Hated to American Hero: The Whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.” by Michael Harriot, reposted from The Root

A History of the Black Lives Matter Movement – YouTube