Starting over, a concept that up until recently has caused me great anxiety and sent me into despair. Being out here in this poo program has had me develop some new survival skills for life. It’s also caused me to do great introspection about where I see myself in the future. There are a few… Read More Why I’m Leaving My HBCU – Conclusion: Rebuilding
The HBCU is supposed to feed, uplift, and build you up spiritually. At least, thus says the sacred oral text of our people, and countless research articles in hundreds of databases. And don’t forget alumni testimony service, where they preach about the goodness of the HBCU and ALLLLL it has done for them.… Read More Why I’m Leaving my HBCU part 3: A university not equipped to equip me
To those of yall who think one must be woke 24/7/365. Get some rest. Status from my Facebook memories: “Just an fyi. Try not to judge me too hard off my social media accounts. I’m super woke and I spend several hours a day being politically correct and discussing important aspects of life and current… Read More Boujee Ratchademic Explained.
This is about black conservatism. Black conservatism ultimately privileging black masculinity as the only construct in need of protection. Because, under its tenets, once black maleness is protected then everything else falls in line. Need to protect black womanhood? Protect black manhood. Need to protect our children? Protect black manhood. Need to save the trees… Read More Why I’m Leaving my HBCU, part 2: “All the Blacks are Men”
I really thought I was in the twilight zone when I realized that on top of being broke by default, with no plan for paying my rent beyond month one, I was expected to pay for printing on campus, pay my way to present at conferences, pay to breathe HBCU air, and pay to die… Read More Why I’m Leaving “My” HBCU