Posts Tagged: institutional racism

The Burden of Teachable Moments


My voice begins to crack so I clear my throat. I look at each one of the girls one by one. The heat in me rises. My skin feels like the Texas pavement in July. ...more

TORCH: An Alien, Ineligible for Participation


That a bumbling demagogue would be able to take this institutional racism and weaponize it is, then, not really a surprise. The seeds for this hate were planted a long time ago. ...more

There Is Simply No Time for This: Whose Streets? and Civil Rights Cinema


It is unlikely I will see the US justice system evolve toward an egalitarian ideal in my lifetime. But Whose Streets? does offer a clearly visible North Star. ...more