Tuesday, October 27

American history

American history, Anti-racism, Black americans, Black history, Racism

What’s it like for a Black man to train white folks to be anti-racist?

Doyin Richards started off as "the dad guy talking about fatherhood" with his blog, Daddy Doin' Work. He spent several years sharing his fatherhood experiences, had a photo of him combing his 2-year-old's hair while wearing his baby in a baby carrier go viral in 2014, and published a book about dads empowering moms that same year."Then the world changed in 2016," Richards says. "It's not that the world changed—this stuff has always been bubbling under the surface—but then it just exploded."Richards had always been an anti-racist activist, but when the Black Lives Matter movement pushed anti-racism into the mainstream, he started using his platform more and more to help move anti-racism education and activism along. It hasn't been an easy road. Richards is open about his mental health st...
American history, Black americans, Black history, Racial Justice, United States

As the anthem debates return, a reminder that it was a veteran who first suggested kneeling

Debate over kneeling during the national anthem have once again hit the public discourse as sports has resumed—in a modified fashion—and players are being filmed taking a knee for racial justice.Last night, Major League Baseball shared a video of some San Francisco Giants players, as well as team manager Gabe Kapler, kneeling during the anthem...Members of the @SFGiants kneel during the National Anthem. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/QbvAvCZiEs — MLB (@MLB)1595297811.0...which was met with celebration by some and derision by others, including the president. Looking forward to live sports, but any time I witness a player kneeling during the National Anthem, a sign of grea… https://t.co/ld98zeAK3j — Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1595327060.0The most common complaint about kneeling dur...