I hate white people who come to me with all their race-related questions. Like, go read a book. I am not your literal Encyclopedia Brown.
Nov 15, 2014
In South Carolina - in America - it takes a generation to go from having a grandfather who is picking cotton, to a grandson in Congress. We are thankful for those trailblazers who came before us and said the status quo was not enough…Our values and our issues are central. The most important things we have to offer are on the inside. This is the testament to progress made.
Nov 04, 2014
Many of the naysayers out there said that Utah would never elect a black, Republican, LDS (Mormon) woman to Congress. Not only did we do it, we were the first to do it.
Nov 04, 2014
We want to believe that diversity can transform the relationship of police to the communities they serve. But odds are good that it doesn’t, and it won’t. Given the fraught history of blacks and law enforcement, blue—it seems—is the only color that matters.
Oct 13, 2014
Racial discrimination in elections in Texas is no mere historical artifact. To the contrary, Texas has been found in violation of the Voting Rights Act in every redistricting cycle from and after 1970.
Oct 18, 2014
We as black people are never going to be successful - not because of you white people - but because of other black people…For some reason, we are brainwashed to think, ‘if you're not a thug or an idiot, you're not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don't break the law, you're not a good black person.’ It's a dirty, dark secret in the black community.
Oct 25, 2014
The Nazis believed in a master race. The militant Islamists believe in a master faith.
Sep 29, 2014
Stakes are high, because parenting black children in a culture of white supremacy forces us to place too high a price on making sure our children are disciplined and well behaved.
Sep 16, 2014
[Shonda] Rhimes has not just re-framed the stereotype of the ‘angry black woman,’ she has blown open what black female characters are allowed to do on television, including - most importantly - fronting a TV show.
Sep 20, 2014