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Cosigning on White Supremacy — Assigning Inferiority to Ourselves

How often have we treated substandard service by people who look like us as an expectation? How often do we assume “dey Black?” How many times have we accepted that too many of us are lazy? Criminal? No good? Why is it that whenever an event hosted by a Black person is late, the reason is because the event is on “Black time?” Sleepy after a meal? Most Black people accept the…




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Dr. Cynthia Alease Smith

Dr. Cynthia Alease Smith

Anti-Racism Essayist & Educator offering discussions about Race, Racism, White Supremacy and the language used, from perspectives not ordinarily considered

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