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Eric Battersby

Eric Garner Grand Jury

Above the Law: Ferguson and Eric Garner

Today it’s back to one of my least favorite topics: the police. And I don’t say that out of disrespect, because I always stand by my refrain that a good officer of the law is one of the most honorable people you will ever meet.…

The Ferguson Grand Jury

Two quick things to start this off… First, the End Racism Blog is supposed to be in a brief 2-3 months hiatus while I launch The Walk a Mile Project (focused on truth in media, how appropriate during this time of unprecedented mass media manipulation),…

Examples of Racism: Police Behaving Badly

Been a bit of a crazy week in the news if you haven’t noticed, and although both incidents I’m commenting on here were whack (because we needed more examples of racism), you can also find some serious positive aspects in the middle of all of it as well. This first video is off the chain ludicrous, and it practically left me speechless (not easy to do)…

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They Never Stop and Frisk Old White Guys

Colorblind Racism

This article from the Atlanta BlackStar, titled “7 Things Your Colorblind Racist Friend Might Say to You and How to Respond”, has been making its rounds across the internet for months now. I’ve seen it just flat-out copied and re-published so many times I lost…

Institutional Racism in hip-hop

Institutional Racism in Hip-Hop

This week I caught an article from earlier this month by Dr. Boyce Watkins (a regular at Financial Juneteenth), in which he blatantly calls out big record labels for “promoting toxic music.” It echoed the sentiment to some extent that I read from rapper Too…

Gary Clark Washington Mascot

My Response to Gary Clark on the Washington Mascot Issue

A Rare Occurrence Last month, The Washington Post published yet another article on the Washington Redskins name change mess, but this one struck a very unusual and unexpected nerve.  The article focused on a response to the issue from Gary Clark, a former Washington wide…

Ferguson, MO and Rochester, NY — Slain Citizens, Slain Officers

Over the weekend I read a brief article from E.J. Montini at the Arizona Republic, simply asking the questions presented to him by a police officer in regards to a police shooting in Rochester, NY. Here’s a quick summary of the incident referenced: “Police Officer…

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing Turns 25!

What Spike Lee’s Classic From 1989 Can Teach All of Us About Fighting Racism Monday June 30th 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing theatrical release. I watched the film again about a year ago, and although the acting and…

2014 World Cup

Racism In The World Cup

How To Fight Racism in The World Cup I’ll confess flat out here that I’m not a fan of futbol, or soccer if you will. I played it as a child for a couple of years, and certainly enjoyed it, but the sport just never…

San Antonio Spurs

How the NBA Helps Fight Racism

Why The NBA (The Association If You Will) Is A Great Example For All Of Us Warning!  Rapid-fire factoids (ok is that even a word?) coming at you right now with reckless abandon – introductory paragraph be damned! 1.  The NBA Finals broadcast in over…

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