Race Relations Archive

Hell Hath No Fury Like…Awakening, Falling Head First into Karma & the Bondwoman’s Vengeance

13 May 2016 KELISHA GRAVES The season 1 finale of WGN America’s Underground was like “BOOM!

Shades of Ebony and Blood: Flesh, Fantasy & Devil’s Snare

6 May 2016 KELISHA GRAVES Underground’s episode 9 was stuffed with flesh and fantasy in bloody,

A Gritty Cocktail: Messy Axiology, Performing Freedom & the One Drop Rule

29 April 2016 KELISHA GRAVES Ernestine: “We can survive anything,” Sam: “That’s what I’m afraid of

“Oh Lord, Pray, Sinner, Come:” The Cultural Reverberations of WGN’s Underground

21 April 2016 KELISHA GRAVES “Oh Lord, pray, sinner, come. Move, Daniel. Move!” -Ms. Ernestine’s song. opening

The Paradoxical Flag Debate, Does Removing it Matter?

25 June 2015 Kelisha Graves  The memory of African people in this hemisphere of the world

What Will I Teach My Children

  I remember at five years old being scared of two men, who wore black uniforms

Open Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama,   In July a group of organizers from around the nation will convene

The Curious Case of Rachel Dolezal

Everyone knows who Rachel Dolezal is. She’s the hot new face of the grey area of

Reforming our Criminal Justice System

Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released its findings in two investigations involving the Ferguson Police

Jay Z Says Hip Hop Has Done More for Race Relations Than Most Cultural Icons

“I think that hip hop has done more for racial relations than most cultural icons,” he

Reza Aslan calls out the media for generalization and bigotry when reporting on Muslims

“We’re using two or three examples to justify a generalization – that’s actually the definition of

Phil Agnew of Dream Defenders Breaks Down Systemic Oppression

Jordan Howard Jordan Howard is a Co-Founder of GenYnot. Jordan works with nonprofits and corporations to

Are You Suffering from “Negrophobia”?

Below is another installment of our featured series, #EducatedShade from the Co-Founders of GenYnot, Jordan +

Breaking The Chains

#ICanBeNext, the hashtag I thought about starting as I reflect on the fact that hip-hop artist

Thoughts on the Death of Michael Brown: The Criminalization of Black Men

Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri was shot 6 times (twice in the head), according to the