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The problem with putting Harriet Tubman on a $20 bill:
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Cryptocurrency could be an answer; rather than buying into the perpetuation of the current system, as it doesn't matter who is on the notes.
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NEW VIDEO, just in time for your next visit to Starbucks. On why race conversations are like crappy autotune pop songs.
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NEW VIDEO: Why Kendrick Lamar is right. Even though he's kind of wrong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJoJPioVQSc
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This should have been called "Jay Smooth on Kendrick and respectability politics…sort of."

I am a big fan of you Jay, and for the most part you're on point in this re how Kendrick is wrong (not kind of wrong). But it’s not about needing Kendrick or any rappers or artists we admire to be our saviours. It’s about not perpetuating lateral violence by publically shaming and victim blaming community. Respectability politics is lateral violence in so many ways, and this is the perfect example. Kendrick is still dope no doubt, but still needs to be checked. Would have been great to hear you go in more about respectability politics, how it  =s violence and why people need to check that noise at the door.
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NEW VIDEO: "The Three Lessons Every Young Activist Should Learn From Hip-Hop"
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Re-add that Dilla Dust! :D
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"Facing Race, Because..."

How would you finish this sentence? Do you believe we still need to talk about race in 2014? Or is race no longer the major issue it once was?
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Race and color will always be an issue. One man or woman's actions will always condemn the rest of their race to the person offended. Hell, Adams and Eves actions condemned us all to God. What makes anyone think they can stop it. You don't have to like it, but its there, and will never change until all lands unite and we somehow all become the same color. At that point it will be a sex war. Men VS Women, it is what it is. All you can do is protect yourself and your own. Your kidding yourself if you think it will ever go away.
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So yeah, do we still use this?
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sort of partially...
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A video for Walter Scott: "Why Do They Never Try to Save Them?"
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+Jay Smooth - PREACH and Enlightened my brother. Nicely said.
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New video, On Whiteness and Goodness in the Oscars. http://fusion.net/video/53663/oscars-and-being-good/
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On Ferguson, Riots, and Human Limits.
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The List of Rules for Women
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There are hundreds of false rape stories and accusations of assault.
Women are treated better than human beings, but you want more.
And we hear your sexist whining every single day, if you can't take it, stop dishing it out.
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Three Things About The Donald Sterling Tape

Do racist words matter more than racist actions?
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+Aaron Gibson WOW after reading your juvenile attempt to interpret what happened here i feel better about my personal racism and bigotry not to mention my disdain for others like yourself.
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How the Media Fails at Covering Race.

Important concepts for anyone who cares about racial justice. For more  check the full research paper from Race Forward at: http://www.raceforward.org/research/reports/moving-race-conversation-forward
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Soooo digging this. Thank you for the resource info.
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I host NY's longest-running Hip-Hop radio show, the Underground Railroad on WBAI 99.5 FM, and produce video commentaries on music/culture/politics at illdoctrine.com (which, for one glorious day, held the title of Rachel Maddow's favorite thing in the world.)
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