My latest video for Fusion, on the Oscars and what we can learn about being a good person.
I think it’s important not to let focus shift, from supporting victims of injustice, to making those who allow injustice – by actions or silence – feel more comfortable with critique. But for the record, here’s why the best way to honor good police officers is not to stay home and be silent, but to go back out there and say Black Lives Matter, twice as loudly as before.
Ferguson didn’t fail to protest peacefully. We failed their peaceful protests.
The first video from my new series for Fusion, The Illipsis.
A few weeks ago I was testing my phone’s camera (hence the uneven sound) and talked out a bunch of thoughts about Ferguson, or specifically the two high-profile rap records that came out in response. Breaking it into two parts cuz it goes on forever.
Just a rant I posted to my Facebook page, but a few people requested I put it on Youtube as well. Warning, some offensive/misogynist language is used.
To help spread the word about Facing Race, I asked a bunch of thinkers and activists for their one-sentence answer on why race still matters in 2014.
Or 5 or 6 things, depending how you want to count. Pardon the sound quality, my mic was messing up a bit. Originally posted a while ago but I hadn’t gotten around to putting it here.