racism in America

This Was The First Time I Realized I Was Black

The first time I realized I was Black was when my Girl Scout Troup leader's daughter called me a nigger and chased me off her street. I was 12.

– Feb 13, 2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates new book ‘Between the World and Me’ and Other MyBrownBaby Fresh Links

This week's MyBrownBaby fresh links include an excerpt of Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book, Between the World and Me, plus a new tribute album to Nina Simone.

– Jul 10, 2015

This Is Why I Keep Writing About Race and Racism

Maybe what I have failed to put a finer point on is that good-intentioned liberals do not understand what racism means.

– Jun 17, 2014

On Race & Double Standards: Will Change Ever Come?

When racial double standards play themselves out on this mom's doorstep, she wonders if her daughter will ever see equal justice.

200 Words On Racism, Black Families and Our Inalienable Right To Just… Be

Clearly, the good folk of the trendy and family-friendly areas of Atlanta like their homes fried, dyed and gentrified. Blacks need not apply.

– Mar 21, 2014

Tasteless, Racist Trayvon Martin Costumes: What Better Not Show Up On My Stoop This Halloween

Kids, freaks, racists and fools love them some Halloween, but this photo of two ignoramuses in Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman costumes, replete with blackface, a bloody sweatshirt, a gun and giggles, made me see stars, stripes, thunderclouds and lightening.

– Oct 28, 2013

Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shootings: Hate Should Never Be the American Way—But It Is

Today, we at MyBrownBaby take a moment to mourn the deaths of the six worshipers killed Sunday at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin by a...

– Aug 7, 2012

Why White Parents Should Teach Their Children About Race

Really, it wasn’t planned, this cornucopia of color and races and backgrounds and experiences. It was just Mari’s birthday party, a tiny affair that involved...

– Jun 24, 2011