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Author: Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson: Explaining about the persistence of racism in America

OBDURATE: Unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding; stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent. IMPENITENT: Not feeling regret about one’s sin or sins. Racism is part of a system that allows groups of people to benefit from all of the resources available within a society while simultaneously denying the benefits to others deemed incorrigible. In America, racism has benefitted those we call white and denied people of color the benefits accrued by whites. Along the way different white ethnic groups have been lumped into the group of incorrigibles, but only temporarily as they assimilated into the...

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The Exception to Exceptionalism: Why marginalized communities feel a collective guilt in America

“Black people had called the police again and again on [Jeffrey] Dahmer, and the cops looked the other way. Once they even returned one of his victims. So Black people looked at how little the police cared about their lives and said, “Reagan took all our jobs. Congress took our programs, and now white people are literally eating us, and you’re still not doing anything.” And even today, if you look up Jeffrey Dahmer, people don’t realize that he largely preyed on People of Color, especially Black people. So the lack of concern about Black lives has been visible...

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A threat to White truth: How the 1619 Project reignited America’s racial reckoning

“In good conscience, we cannot support wholeheartedly the administration’s civil rights bill, for it is too little and too late. There’s not one thing in the bill that will protect our people from police brutality. This bill will not protect young children and old women from police dogs and fire hoses, for engaging in peaceful demonstrations: This bill will not protect the citizens in Danville, Virginia, who must live in constant fear in a police state. This bill will not protect the hundreds of people who have been arrested on trumped up charges.” – John Lewis, original version of...

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White America’s Greatest Fear: A Level Playing Field

“It is very clear, therefore, that no State can, by any act or law of its own, passed since the adoption of the Constitution, introduce a new member into the political community created by the Constitution of the United States. It cannot make him a member of this community by making him a member of its own. And for the same reason it cannot introduce any person, or description of persons, who were not intended to be embraced in this new political family, which the Constitution brought into existence, but were intended to be excluded from it.” – Dred...

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My Words Are My Weapons: I Write What I Like

“It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die.” “The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. So as a prelude whites must be made to realise that they are only human, not superior. Same with Blacks. They must be made to realise that they are also human, not inferior.” Both of the aforementioned quotes are from South African freedom fighter Steve Biko. Since I first learned of this great man back in the 1990s I have been an admirer of his work...

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White leaders have emboldened angry white men with guns, now white society is surprised they are murdering people

“Law enforcement is outnumbered and our Mayor has failed. “Take up arms and lets defend our CITY!” – Kenosha Guard, Social Media Post Since the coronavirus pandemic hit this country we’ve seen images of angry White males brandishing weapons in front of police who stand idly by doing and saying nothing. They stormed the Michigan State Capitol and America shrugged it off. Angry White males have driven cars into protestors across the country, shot pellet guns at Milwaukee activists marching to Washington DC, stood in front of their homes next to their wives threatening peaceful protestors with an assault...

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