The My-Stery: The Different American Realities We Have and Politics of Proof – RIP Trayvon Martin


I feel genuinely weakened and tired from the not guilty verdict given to the George Zimmerman case. I was not shocked by it, but it did feel like another painful smack in the face after you’ve already been beaten several times. During the whole trial, two quotations from Malcolm X came to mind: “If you […]

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The My-Stery: The Gaze in 2012


Rockwell- Somebody’s Watching Me With the recent death of Rodney King, I wanted to reflect on the gaze or surveillance in our society and how it has manifested itself during this year so far. The gaze has implied that the bodies of others, like Black bodies, should always be under scrupulous examination because we are […]

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The Fear of the Hood


Trayvon Martin’s death, which eerily reminds me of Emmett Till, has sparked a national outcry as well as a reminder that we still have a long way to go when it comes to race. For example, there is a tumblr page exposing the racist backlash of the black character Rue in Hunger Games, the racial […]

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