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What Do You Call a Black Man at Harvard?

July 22, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) What Do You Call A Black Man At Harvard? Years ago, the answer to this question would be the n-word. Today it’s Esquire, Doctor, Congressman, Professor or President. Unfortunately, the police in Cambridge did not receive that memo before they arrested Harvard Professor, Skip Gates, as he was treated as just another n-word […]

ALLIGATOR ARMS AND BARACK OBAMA: GLOBAL RACIAL JUSTICE AND TRUTH TELLING…

July 22, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) When a wide receiver in football is called to go over the middle to catch a pass and the pass is one that would force the player to extend their arms to complete the reception three things happen. The thought that the player clearly has is that they will have to take a […]

Consider this before crying “racial profiling”…

July 21, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I am not Al Sharpton. In fact, I never could be and I don’t want to try. I am also not Henry Louis Gates, a man with an undeniable contribution to the legacy of Black Scholarship in America. I am simply Boyce Watkins, the son of a 17-year old mother and a father […]

Welcome to the neighborhood, Dr. Gates…

July 21, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Mainstream media coverage of the NAACP Centennial Convention held in New York last week generally proclaimed “Mission Accomplished” for the NAACP. Since Barack Obama took over the nation, in many people’s minds (both black and white), racism is over. The recent arrest of Henry Louis Gates — Mr. Black in the minds of […]

U.S. Census Report Reveals Young Black Voters Had the Highest Increase in Turnout in the 2008 Election…

July 21, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Two million more black voters cast a ballot in the 2008 election than in 2004; and, young black voters had the highest increase in turnout among all groups, a U.S. Census Bureau report released today revealed. “We knew black youth influenced the outcome of the election and will do so for years to […]

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