The White Conversation, Challenging the Thug Kitchen, Do Black Female Lives matter?


The White Conversation by Carla Murphy published on Colorlines December 9, 2014 “Whites can live, love, study, work, play and die in segregation,” says “Whiteness Studies” scholar Robin DiAngelo, “and still profess that race has no meaning in their lives.”
A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by Alicia Garza from Feminist Wire
This to be helpful in explaining why it is important to keep #BlackLivesMatter as the focal point of the nationwide protests, conversation, and movement we are seeing against police violence, as opposed to shifting the message to  #AllLivesMatter.
Forgiveness is Liberating by Desmond Tutu published on Yes Magazine December 12, 2014
In 1997, he asked: “Who could have thought we would ever be an example, except of awfulness; who could ever have thought we would be held up as a model to the rest of the world?” Today, South Africa’s healing process is a beacon of hope for the United States.
This Country Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans Right Now by Faina DavisThe decision not to indict Eric Garner’s killer is just the latest story in a long history of violence against black men. What response can disrupt patterns set by centuries of racism? 
On Ferguson, Thug Kitchen, and Trayvon Martin: Intersections of [Post]Race-Consciousness, Food Justice, and Hip Hop Vegan Ethics by Breeze Harper of Sistah Vegan October 9,2014
Open Letter to the Perpetrators* of Thug Kitchen* by pattrice on December 12th, 2014 You shot Mike Brown. No, you didn’t pull the trigger, but you helped to load the gun. You also aided and abetted the strangulation of Eric Garner and the murder of poor 12-year-old Tamir Rice. These are serious charges that I suspect you do not understand.

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