The (Identity) Crisis Continues

Last night, on the second anniversary of Trayvon Martin‘s death by murder, an important multigenerational gap was being bridged at The New School. Mr. Harry Belafonte, Dream Defenders‘ Phillip Agnew, Dr. Khalil Muhammad, and me wrapped up the The American Race Crisis Lectures with a panel discussion. Titled THE CRISIS CONTINUES, aimed to answer two major questions: Have the civil rights …

The MotherF*ckin’ Christopher Columbus Syndrome

The other day, I was watching researcher Zaheer Ali‘s lecture on Livestream, cleverly dubbed X(CLUDED)—you can see it here—about how and why Malcolm X was disinvited to give a lecture at The New School in 1964, intended to “broaden understanding of the struggle for racial equality” during the Civil Rights Movement. The talk was arresting, spot on, and applicable to polarizing figures …