I truly believe a lot of black men joined in civil rights just to fuck a white girl and not die. Given the documentation of extreme disrespect that they had for black women in the civil rights movement, I truly believe they did all that for white pussy. So many of them married white as soon as they got the chance.
The treatment of black women during the civil rights movement is a very interesting topic that I’ve really wanted to do more research on. I remember Angela Davis speaking about the Black Panther Party and how misogynistic it was when I watched her documentary Free Angela. Many people nowadays mistake her for a former Panther, but she said she refused to join because of it…
There were rumors of MLK having sex with white women during the civil rights movement. Supposedly J. Edgar Hoover had proof of this & was gonna use the info to blackmail MLK if he didn’t stop fighting for Black rights.
I read a book about the grassroots organizing during Freedom Summer 1964. Because the volunteers were integrated if you were a white woman you proved how down for the cause you were by sleeping with a Black man. While the Black men claimed they just had something Black women didn’t. The Black women said the felt invalidated and betrayed. This shit ain’t really new they just taking the shit to a whole new level.
Ralph Jones Jr., a brilliant 16-year-old who had his pick of colleges and chose Florida A&M University, chatted with The Root about why he went with a historically black school over an Ivy League, and the negative attention he’s getting for his decision.
This warms my heart. Shoutout to all the current students and alum of HBCU’s everywhere!
Good for him! Stick with where you will receive a quality education and get the support that you need!
“Obviously, one of the biggest reasons our kids are going through what they’re going through is because of poverty. I was doing an event in the neighborhood and there were some kids from Englewood and I said, ‘Man, what do y’all really need? What’s gonna stop this?’ And they were like, ‘we need money. Man, if we could work.’ They want a chance,” Common said.
During a press conference Wednesday (April 9) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Common announced his Common Ground Foundation would be collaborating with Kanye West’s charity organization, Donda’s House Inc. and the Chicago Urban League in an initiative to supply employment opportunities to the community, known as The Chicago Youth Jobs Collaborative.
“Today we issue a call to action to the public, private and non-profit sectors to join this effort to make year round investments in our youth. Summer jobs provide tremendous opportunities, but we often hear strong pleas from young people for year round jobs,” said Andrea L. Zopp, President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League. “In addition to providing financial resources and a strong work ethic, jobs keep youth out of harm’s way. Year round job opportunities and support services will significantly improve the well-being of our youth and strengthen our city. We owe it to our young people to make this investment in them.”
Gotta applaud them for this. If only this can start a chain reaction.