Repealing citizen’s arrest law doesn’t undo Georgia’s racism

Georgia and bigotry have a long and enduring relationship. Even with a white shooter facing hate crime charges and the possibility of the death penalty after killing six women of Asian descent and two others in the Atlanta area, anti-Black racism remains firmly entrenched. This week encapsulates Georgia’s slow progress against hateful bigotry. Consider the citizen’s arrest…

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Harry and Meghan — Royalty and Race

Last night, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan sat down for an interview with Oprah. You remember Harry and Meghan, don’t you? Got married in a big ceremony. Fairy tale wedding. American actress snagged herself a prince. Of course, the big scandal was that Meghan was half Black. Had her beautiful Black mother at the wedding.…

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Hammerin Hank Aaron and the battle against white supremacy

Hank Aaron died this weekend at the age of 86, after a lifetime of breaking barriers.   Funny thing is, most of us have no idea what Hank Aaron did or what it meant, or why a baseball player would be so important. But here’s the reality. Baseball is a sport that’s defined America from the…

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Black businesses facing racism? Put your green on black.

Black businesses have suffered terribly during the coronavirus pandemic. When the shutdowns began, barbershops and beauty salons, businesses that double as centers of black culture—were closed as nonessential. Black restaurants were shuttered almost from the start. Book stores and coffee shops were shut down and told they weren’t needed. Then, as the lockdown dragged on,…

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If you’re not active against Trump, you’re part of the problem

I’m concerned that our president is only now being denounced as a racist. It’s not that Donald Trump doesn’t deserve that label. It’s just that those currently criticizing Trump’s racist tendencies have spent too much time in denial. We should not have needed numerous sources accusing Trump of calling African countries shitholes to determine he…

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Remove the Rizzo statue from public property

Because he oversaw and maintained police brutality in the black and brown communities in which I grew up, the statue of Frank Rizzo must immediately be removed from the steps of the taxpayer-funded Municipal Services Building. Not one more cent of my tax dollars maintaining it. Not one more moment of my property housing it.…

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