Month: September 2016

If Women Channel Their Inner Rosa Parks, Trump Will Lose by a Landslide

If Donald Trump’s bigotry and xenophobia weren’t reason enough to work to defeat him, he gave all women two additional reasons on Monday night: Rosie O’Donnell and Alicia Machado. Trump’s personal attacks on these women and mothers went beyond anything we have ever witnessed during a presidential debate. We can laugh it off; excuse it …

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Stop and Frisk: The Three Words that Should Make all Educated Whites Run Scare of Donald Trump

Donald Trump has spent the last month executing a questionable outreach strategy to African-Americans voters. From a Black church in Detroit to a town hall meeting in Ohio, he has on more than one occasion made a direct appeal to Black voters. Most pundits agree that his clumsy and insulting speeches have been designed to …

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Outrage Over Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott Should Be the Turning Point in Any Hopes of Trump Winning in November

If Trump had any chance of winning the election in November, it should have been completely obliterated yesterday.  The internet exploded over the senseless murders of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte. Millions of people watched the video of an unarmed Crutcher being shot by a white office as his car …

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Another Black Man Shot by a White Cop: Our Predictable Response Is Not Working

Every time an unarmed African-American is shot by a white police officer, I can pretty much script the response. Outrage on Twitter. Trending hashtags. A call for a Department of Justice investigation. An emotional plea by activists for justice. A space subsequent civil rights lawsuit. Brief news coverage of the viral video. Then back to business …

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Slave Owners Didn’t Decide Who Was Human and Trump Doesn’t Decide that Obama is a Citizen

Donald Trump admitting that Barack Obama was born in the United States is the equivalent of a slave master acknowledging that African-Americans were human and not chattel. With his latest campaign statement, Trump once again shows how clueless he is about white male privilege and minorities. Trump has spent the last five years viciously maligning …

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Hold your nose. Stomp your feet. Continue to protest. But by any means necessary, vote. PART 2

Even if millennial’s feel neither Trump nor Clinton has adopted a criminal justice reform or social justice policy agenda that lives up to their expectations, Hillary is the only real choice for African-Americans and millennials who’ve spent the last couple of years protesting and engaging in disruptive politics to move the needle on social justice …

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