Category Archives for "Political Analysis"

Aug 07

FOLLOW UP: White power and Black voices

So…what I thought would happen is happening. There have been two general responses to the argument that Dayvon made in the last article we put out about Pam Block-Brier and the Baltimore Urban Debate League.  First is the interpretation of our criticism as a personal/emotional attack.  This is exactly what we predicted would happen. People […]

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Apr 17

Do articles about “alternative debate” reinforce white supremacy?

Jessica Carew Kraft in her article about the emergence of “alternative syles of debate” sees herself as advancing a narrative of Black success that challenges institutional racism. Her article is an example of an insidious phenomenon where white people lodge criticisms of racism in ways that reinforce white supremacy. What do I mean? The impression you get […]

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