“...there’s no upside for me—an actual black person who actually played actual college basketball—to play against a jar of mayonnaise...”
This entire article is why I love TheRoot and its writers. Now I feel less crazy trying to explain this people. lol. This article fed my brain and spirit. Thanks for laying it out and as the church folk say “making it plain.” Power to you.
I love it when We can be supportive and critical. We get so wrapped up in feeling like we can wholly be one or the other.
There shouldn’t be a problem with sex, whether or not a date happens to begin with, so long as all parties give consent and are safe in their practice of it.
I’m going to check out HOC. Heard Mahershala Ali is on it. Will also check out the link as well.
I’m gonna have to peep House of Cards (don’t hate me, lol). Your points are valid, though. I’m (still) going to hope they develop her better in the seasons to come.
Not gonna lie... at least 40% of my motivation for reading The Root daily is the comment section. Yall got my heart.
I understand where you’re coming from, but again, we’re speaking as if SGHI was advertised as “a perfect conceptualization of the polyamorous lifestyle” when it wasn’t. She portrays a person with flaws, and not just in her romantic relationships; in her friendships/profession as well. Her dating lifestyle isn’t her…
YES. YES. YES. Spot on with this article.
Whatever her color you want them to be tried and found guilty (because of the crime itself), because it also creates/sets precedent for past and future cases with the same fact pattern. Not sure if any case law has been established already for cases similar to this, which may also effect the verdict depending on how…
This is beautiful. I’m not sure if you son reads VSB, but this will be a really cool time capsule. Having a 6 year old myself, I only hope that there are more Black Panthers and Luke Cages to expose him to as we move through time and conversations surrounding his blackness become more salient for him.
I just hope we (black and brown folks) support the brother and buy the book. I’m definitely going to buy a copy when it’s released.
So, honest question... is Kap kneeling offensive because someone told you it was... because Beast Mode has been sitting/kneeling well before Kap... and Kap was seated for a few games before this became a media shit storm? And quite frankly had this not effected the NFL’s bottom line and if Trump actually found some…
“...would recognize that it is on us as people to put an end to it and put an end to the culture of silence that perpetuates it, as well as to the lack of justice that allows it to continue.”
The problem with relationships is that we (read: society) measure its success by its length and not by what we learn about/from each other, ourselves, and love. And when two people (who “love” each other) grow apart, that growth is seldom met with understanding. Instead we hold people hostage to our beliefs of how…
I’m blessed to have found this article. I wish this got more conversation like some of the other articles I read here... but I imagine this snatches the comfort of knowing how to respond to it from a lot of people, or whether to at all. I want to just say thanks. This is valid and needed.
The ballistic helmets we’ve used in Afghanistan and Iraq have stopped much more than a bullet graze and shrapnel. There have been instances (not all) in combat where the ACH saved a Soldier’s (head) life from enemy fire. But I agree I wouldn’t call them bullet proof...