Racism Is Terrible. Blackness Is Not…


The moving, commanding essay in this month’s The Atlantic by Princeton University professor of African American Studies, Imani Perry on Black joy, Black pain and how the two intertwine, is a must read.

It links the past with the present and ultimately, encapsulate the human experience.

My posts are always original, but I could not let this emotionally captivating prose pass readers by.

Racism Is Terrible. Blackness Is Not.

And so, I must turn the pitying gaze back upon any who offer it to me, because they cannot understand the spiritual majesty of joy in suffering. But my rejection of their account also comes with an invitation. If you join us, you might feel not only our pain but also the beauty of being human.

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