Monthly Archives: December 2014

#LeaveItIn2014: The Stories and People Who Should Stay Behind

In 2014, Black people made every effort to reclaim our humanity by exclaiming the importance of #BlackLivesMatter.  Sadly, however this also was a troubling reminder that Black lives didn’t matter to many individuals, particularly those who were hired to protect and serve everyone and not just the privileged few.  Despite this insistence of humanity, many discovered new and improved ways of appropriating, self-aggrandizing of non-Black people, usurping, and derailing conversations on race, gender, and sexual orientation, among others.

Read the full article at EBONY.