Though this shouldn’t have to be the case, teaching their children to deal with the police is often a lesson that Black parents have to instill in their children at an early age. A heartbreaking new video released on Monday shows just what those conversations can look like.
When applying for a job in Austin, Texas, Savion J. Wright explained in a Facebook post, he was “floored” to hear that he’d have to cut his hair — which he’s been growing out for nine years — to get the job. The perception that a black person’s hair is somehow less professional than a white person’s remains unfortunately widespread. On Thursday, Alabama even ruled in favor of upholding a disturbingly racist regulation about dreadlocks.
Before it was temporarily halted by federal judges, President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban affected thousands of people worldwide. While much of the focus has rightly been on the refugees and immigrants whose lives were affected by the ban, it’s also affected U.S. citizens — including a NASA scientist.
Sidd Bikkannavar, who works in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol on Jan. 30 upon returning to the United States from Santiago, Chile, the Verge reported. Read more.
This is so sad! Michael was never white.
He had the skin disorder Vitiligo but, he was most certainly still a black man and, he was proud of it.. Why are they disrespecting Michael Jackson with a white man playing him (and they make up job is horrific) when Michael Jackson himself said it will be the most horrific thing to do. He was black so use a black actor. Geez!!! They wont use a black actor for Elvis. So don’t disrespect the king!!