How Should Black People Think About Russia Invading Ukraine?

In a world built on anti-Blackness, war changes nothing for my people. How do we interpret other freedom struggles that do not get us free?

A hand-painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag. What color is the skin underneath? Source: Unspalsh.

It is not uncommon for Ukrainians to refer to African-Americans as “[N-Word]”. Volunteers of color may be called ‘a monkey’ or may…

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I write to explore Black personhood, the life we have built in the shadow of full citizenship. Follow me on Twitter @Established1865.

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Hal H. Harris

Hal H. Harris

Black on both sides. Medium Writers Challenge Winner. The founder of Established in 1865. I Tweet @Established1865. E-mail is hal.harris@est1865.com.

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