Pop Culture and The Popularization of The Racism Narrative

They say it’ll give you chills. Usher’s recent unorthodox performance of his new song “Chains”—during which he appeared on stage in handcuffs—was meant to shock. It was supposed to shed light on police brutality, largely against the African American community. His music video (complete with interactive facial recognition that stops the video when you look…

Justification: Part II

Yesterday, you may recall that we discussed how all races have at one time been victims of oppression. The pages of history are positively bursting of sad examples to this end. Using Michael Eric Dyson’s explanation, since a person cannot be racist if that person is part of “the oppressed” . . . then by…

Justification: Part 1

Associated Global Media reported today that mobs of Jews stormed German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s residence last night, exacting revenge for the Holocaust. Similar protests and actions instigated by the world’s Jewish population are planned for scores of other European countries, as well as Palestine and Saudi Arabia in retribution for the millennia of abuse suffered…

America the Racist?

Last year, Hollywood released a gem of a movie entitled The Help; a film based on an equally popular book. The film featured several intertwined stories, but the central focus was on a terribly dark portion of our nation’s history. Deep in the heart of Jim Crow Mississippi, a young white woman sets out to…