I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

by Austin Channing Brown

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I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

by Austin Channing Brown


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  • A Harsh Reality and the Shadow of Hope

    As humans, we crave optimism and positivity, so that we can feel better about things now. Unfortunately, this hope can be exhausting. Sometimes, it just isn’t there to be found. Positivity can be deceitful. It can lull you into a sense of security, of settling for what you have now. As Brown write

  • How Oppression Persists

    Despite what white people may think, equality has yet to be achieved. Not when the mass incarceration of Black people exists, the ghettos and impoverished inner-city neighborhoods, the practice of stop and frisk, racial profiling, and more. To some, racism may have evolved. And yet, there are stil

  • Systematic Oppression

    What seems to escape most people is that the slavery of Black people was intentional. Even after all the pieces of progress in America’s history, oppression and racism are still baked into the very foundations of the country’s infrastructure. They persist to this day. Part of this may be caused by

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