Adolph Reed’s “critique” of Coates’ The Case for Reparations

On the advice of a respected colleague, I listened to Doug Henwood’s interview with Adolph Reed, in which he critiques Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article, “The Case for Reparations.” I was not impressed. I would advise my students to review the argument with a critical eye or ear. I found Adolph Reed’s polemical remarks lacking in substance and coherentContinue reading “Adolph Reed’s “critique” of Coates’ The Case for Reparations”

Analyzing “palmitagem”: the racist policy of whitening the black population

Countering this erasure from history is a core part of the Afro-Brazilian and global African struggles. Black Brazil Today Note from BW of Brazil: It is an ongoing debate/dialogue/argument among black Brazilians. As more and more people become conscious of the depths of indoctrination in terms of the worship of white skin, the finger-pointing isContinue reading “Analyzing “palmitagem”: the racist policy of whitening the black population”