On Melanin Envy: How is Remus your Uncle?

Breathlessly, lovers of Disney’s song of the south defend it and it’s source material by Joel Chandler Harris as not being racist. But what about melanin envy? How come they so easily call a banjo playing Black man “uncle?” Did Joel Chandler Harris’ underprivileged, melanin challenged, upbringing so distort his self image that he would… More On Melanin Envy: How is Remus your Uncle?

Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 13 Days to #RBG97

Today is the 78th day of the 90 Days of Hope campaign. We invite millions of people to wear Red, Black and Green on Sunday, August 13, 2017. 13 days from today will be the Reddest, Blackest and Greenest day ever.… More Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 13 Days to #RBG97

Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 2 Weeks to #RBG97

Today is the 77th day of the 90 Days of Hope campaign. We invite millions of people to wear Red, Black and Green on Sunday, August 13, 2017. 14 days from today will be the Reddest, Blackest and Greenest day ever.… More Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 2 Weeks to #RBG97

Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 15 Days to #RBG97

Today is the 76th day of the 90 Days of Hope campaign. We invite millions of people to wear Red, Black and Green on Sunday, August 13, 2017. 15 days from today will be the Reddest, Blackest and Greenest day ever.… More Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 15 Days to #RBG97

Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 17 Days to #RBG97

Today is the 74th day of the 90 Days of Hope campaign. We invite millions of people to wear Red, Black and Green on Sunday, August 13, 2017. 17 days from today will be the Reddest, Blackest and Greenest day ever.… More Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 17 Days to #RBG97

Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 18 Days to #RBG97

Today is the 73rd day of the 90 Days of Hope campaign. We invite millions of people to wear Red, Black and Green on Sunday, August 13, 2017. 18 days from today will be the Reddest, Blackest and Greenest day ever.… More Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 18 Days to #RBG97

Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 19 Days to #RBG97

Today is the 72nd day of the 90 Days of Hope campaign. We invite millions of people to wear Red, Black and Green on Sunday, August 13, 2017. 19 days from today will be the Reddest, Blackest and Greenest day ever.… More Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 19 Days to #RBG97

On Melanin Envy: What PBS’ White said Without Words

PBS produced a short film entitled “White” for its FUTURESTATES television series. It is like a fifteen some odd minute commercial for melanin envy. The premise says it all: some people have money, but need melanin. Other people have melanin, but need money. Why human melanin though? Since melanin exists in animal fur, fish scales,… More On Melanin Envy: What PBS’ White said Without Words

Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 20 Days to #RBG97

Today is the 71st day of the 90 Days of Hope campaign. We invite millions of people to wear Red, Black and Green on Sunday, August 13, 2017. 20 days from today will be the Reddest, Blackest and Greenest day ever.… More Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 20 Days to #RBG97

Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 21 Days to #RBG97

Today is the 70th day of the 90 Days of Hope campaign. We invite millions of people to wear Red, Black and Green on Sunday, August 13, 2017. 21 days from today will be the Reddest, Blackest and Greenest day ever.… More Take the #RBGChallenge by Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13: 21 Days to #RBG97