The Plausible Deniability of “Gorilla” Warfare: The Tragedy of Black Compromise in White Spaces

Thinking about the compromises black folks often make to adjust to spaces particularly in employment. I saw the video of the news anchor whose coworker compared him to a gorilla in the news story. Concerned more with not making waves by correcting her or calling her out on air.. he awkwardly agreed. Agreed with her comparing him to a gorilla– So as to not disrupt anything. So as to not infringe upon the sanctity of her ivory tower- the one where that “joke” was ok. On “KOCO” news station no…

Black in the Day…W.E.B Dubois and The Souls of Black Folks

August 27, 1963: Black in the Day Today we commemorate the death and celebrate the life and accomplishments of W.E.B. Dubois… W.E.B. Du Bois, in full William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, (born February 23, 1868, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S.—died August 27, 1963, Accra, Ghana), American sociologist, historian, author, editor, and activist who was the most important black protest leader in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. He shared in the creation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)in 1909 and edited The Crisis, its magazine, from 1910 to 1934. His collection of…