Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, provides a list of titles to help people carry out “the lifelong task of overcoming our country’s racist heritage.” To see the list, click here.
Among the points Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda makes in her essay are: 1) “Anti-miscegenation laws were not actually about preventing people of different racial backgrounds from marrying each other — instead, they were specifically about protecting whiteness from being tainted by “other” races.” 2) “The dominant images and stories around mixed race identities in the U.S. revolve around folks who are half white, and/or whose mixed race identity gives them a proximity to whiteness that other mixed race folks and people of color don’t have. And while it’s important to talk about the complexities of being mixed race in a white supremacist society, it’s also important that we don’t default to re-centering whiteness in those conversations.”
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With so much call for unity, it is sometimes difficult for people in the majority to understand how oppression creates a critical need for people of color to have time and places without white people present. Kelsey Blackwell explains how spaces reserved for people of color allow for healing and wholeness and are a response to racism. To read the article, click here.
Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Military Park, 51 Park Place, Newark
Afro Beat Fest is the largest celebration of culture and heritage of Africans on the continent and in the diaspora in the state of New Jersey.
This is a free family friendly celebration that brings out over 300 vendors featuring food, music, clothing, artifacts as well as entertainment from the diaspora
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