Hyper-Awareness

I wish I could go with the flow, being blissfully unaware of how my presence is perceived in the world. It’s a defense mechanism, a shield of protection, a way of ensuring I can arrive back home at the end of the day. Perhaps that sensitivity is due to the belief that my blackness automatically makes me a target — of derision, fear, fetishism, violence.… Read More Hyper-Awareness

Free Advice For Businesses to Not Get Roasted on Social Media

Let’s face it: If you’re in a position of power at a company, you’re likely white — and probably a white man. And as a white person (probably a man), you have a lifetime of unchecked hubris that blinds you to the possibility of being wrong. This quality is good when you’re demanding a college spot for your kid or asking for a store manager, but it can be detrimental when you’re making money for a soulless corporation during late-stage capitalism.… Read More Free Advice For Businesses to Not Get Roasted on Social Media