Posts tagged "Racism"

Don Sterling, Rahm Emanuel and Post Traumatic Master Disorder

Don Sterling, Rahm Emanuel and Post Traumatic Master Disorder
I was in Atlanta when I first heard Don Sterling’s comments about his disdain for Blacks.  Maybe it was the fresh spring air, maybe it was the southern charm of the city, but nothing about it caught my attention. Another day, another racist.  I casually thought before considering more important things like how much food... Read more »

Things we think but do not say about race: It’s not a blog, it’s a mission statement.

Things we think but do not say about race:  It’s not a blog, it’s a mission statement.
I’ve been in a writing funk for weeks and it’s all because of the Hunger Games…and Justin Bieber…and his fans.  You see, three weeks prior to the release of the worldwide blockbuster, a young Black boy named Trayvon Martin was shot by a vigilante neighborhood watchmen.  I’m sure by now that you’ve heard the story.... Read more »
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    Kay Smith is a Chicago-based freelance writer and blogger who focuses on race, politics and urban culture. Having worked on public policy at the state, regional, city and community level, her opinions have been featured in the Chicago SunTimes and a host of news websites (under very mysterious sounding pseudonyms). Follow her on Twitter @kaywillsmith or contact her at kaywillsmith@gmail.com.

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