The RaceMan Blog

16 Feb
STILL WORTHLESS

I don’t understand what “post-racial” means. Yes, I can look up the definition, but that still will never reconcile for me the compound “post” and “racial”. Shouldn’t it be “post-racism” since that’s essentially what it means? What does “after” and “racial” mean? What ever post-racial is supposed to mean, I know for sure that we

13 Feb
BEYBAMA

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Washington Post was going to print an exposé revealing that President Obama and Beyoncé are having an affair. The whole thing turned out to be a mistake, or hoax, or maybe drunken French lunacy, which came as a surprise to no one, but also as disappointment to

13 Feb
I LOOK LIKE A YOUNG SAMUEL L. JACKSON

I’m six-feet-tall. Black. I wear glasses. I shave my head. I’ve been told by various casting directors and agents that I look like Kevin Durant (with glasses), Bokeem Woodbine(with glasses), R. Kelly(with glasses), bald Denzel Washington(with glasses), Dave Chappelle(with glasses), Tyrese Gibson(with glasses), Tyson Beckford(with glasses), and Samuel L. Jackson(with glasses). In the event that

07 Feb
APPEAL THIS!

When I was nineteen, I was walking out of Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on a sunny summer afternoon. Two policemen, with nothing to do, saw me, approached, and slammed me up against a wall of a building. Immediately I was terrified, confused, and it didn’t take long before I was crying (I’m not afraid

01 Feb
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN BOXES FOR CHARITY

During his trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman’s defense was that he was overpowered by the seventeen-year-old Martin. In defense of his life, Zimmerman had to shoot Martin. The rest is dark, shameful Florida and American history. Yet, this same man… The one who could not handle a skinny kid, the one

01 Feb
COLLEGE ATHLETE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION

What are all of those fans at college football and basketball games cheering for? Are they cheering for the school? The players? That the players work more than forty-hour weeks and still have to go to classes, practices, and workouts? Are they cheering the five billion dollar industry of College Athletics, of which the players,