Tag: black lives matter

ESTHER KRAKUE dared to question the aims of BLM and received horrible racist abuse
Race and Victimhood

ESTHER KRAKUE dared to question the aims of BLM and received horrible racist abuse

By Esther Krakue When I first moved to the UK from Ghana with my family in my early teens, the country that welcomed me was one where multiculturalism flourished and neighbours were warm and unassuming. Your achievements were not prefaced by the colour of your skin or your place on the totem pole of identity politics. People from ethnic and racial minorities were not constantly looking over their shoulders and assuming that every social interaction was laced with disdain or racism. It was a Britain where confidence trumped victimhood. But, much to my dismay, the tone has shifted entirely, and worryingly, over the past five years. Now I, a 24-year-old black woman of West African heritage, am expected to be mortally offended if someone dares assume that my dark skin mig...
Identifying the Whole with the Lowest Common Denominator
Deculturization, Mindset, Race and Victimhood

Identifying the Whole with the Lowest Common Denominator

The recent unrest and racial strife in the United States has provided insight into the world of Black Americans whose lifestyle, mindset and affiliations are not representative of what is popularly presented as 'Black American' or 'Black people'. Now, more than ever, the stark divergences in points of view about what it means to be 'black' in America are not only coming to light but are drawing deeper lines in the sand. One of example is the now trending opinion piece shared yesterday on this website called 'A Tale of Two Black Americas' While this website chooses not to do so, many Black American websites, think pieces and individuals are expressing the rift taking place in their minds between opposing arguments such as being pro or against Black Lives Matter. There are many who ide...
Anonymous letter from UC Berkeley professor concerning BLM/recent events
Opinion

Anonymous letter from UC Berkeley professor concerning BLM/recent events

Shared by Soumynona Dear profs X, Y, Z I am one of your colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley. I have met you both personally but do not know you closely, and am contacting you anonymously, with apologies. I am worried that writing this email publicly might lead to me losing my job, and likely all future jobs in my field. In your recent departmental emails you mentioned our pledge to diversity, but I am increasingly alarmed by the absence of diversity of opinion on the topic of the recent protests and our community response to them. In the extended links and resources you provided, I could not find a single instance of substantial counter-argument or alternative narrative to explain the under-representation of black individuals in academia or their over-repres...
A Cadre of Untriggerable Youths
Culture

A Cadre of Untriggerable Youths

A working document We need a cadre of untriggerable Black youth being raised to focus solely on the intentional sowing and reaping of the fruits of an honest and verifiable belief system founded on the principle that Black Lives Really Matter. What is a cadre? It is a small group of people specially trained for a particular purpose or profession. What is untriggerable? The state of mind that is steeled against intrusion of oppositional or distractionary forces to the extent that is he/she is capable of sustaining focus on an end goal for an extended period of time. Infallible to attempts at emotional defeat. What is 'being raised'? Intentional parental taking back into their hands the control over the rearing of the child with the purpose of equipping them with the know...