Killing the messenger: Colin Kaepernick’s problem predates his protest.

Colin Kaepernick is feeling the heat right now for refusing to stand during the National Anthem last Friday, and though he is now a controversial figure, he’s not exactly entering new territory. The American public has vilified its black athletes for protests for a long time and continues to do so. He just happened to…

The danger of black speech: white supremacy survives on black silence.

Institutional racism exists in America whether we talk about it or not, but so many people propose silence as its cure. You’ve likely heard the argument that talking about racism keeps it alive, and that activist groups like Black Lives Matter, or even just the average Joe who knows the racial history of the United…

The stupidity of bigotry.

Bigotry is stupid. Literally. I know that sounds harsh, but it is actually quite easy to substantiate. The definition of stupid is broken down into three parts according to Merriam-Webster: 1. Not intelligent: having or showing a lack of ability to learn and understand things. 2. Not sensible or logical. 3. Not able to think normally…

Police shootings: six irrelevant arguments.

In light of the string of police shootings I’ve seen all over social media and the news, this needs to be said. Folks, stop wandering down rabbit holes and focus on the facts that determine if the police were justified in shooting someone or not. If they were justified, then that’s it. If they weren’t,…