Journal of Free Black Thought

Free Black Thought
Black viewpoint diversity
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  • Travis McMichael Pulled the Trigger
    29 Nov 20211 day ago • 8 min read
    Investigative report TRAVIS McMICHAEL PULLED THE TRIGGER BUT GEORGIA’S BROKEN MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM PUT AHMAUD ARBERY IN THE LINE OF FIRE By the Editors After almost two years, the family of Ahmaud Arb...
  • REVIEW: Notes on Woke Racism
    25 Nov 2021 • 10 min read
    Review essay NOTES ON WOKE RACISM John McWhorter nails it, politely Michael D. C. Bowen John McWhorter’s new book Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America is comfort food for the rat...
  • What Is Antiracism and What Is the Problem with It?
    15 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
    Antiracism WHAT IS ANTIRACISM AND WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH IT? Subordinating white people is not a solution George A. Yancey A lot of talk recently about Critical Race Theory (CRT). This time last yea...
  • EVENT: Communism, Fascism, Radical Islam & America: Illiberalism There & Then and Here & Now
    08 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Event COMMUNISM, FASCISM, RADICAL ISLAM & AMERICA Illiberalism There & Then and Here & Now Livestreaming Thursday, November 11, at 11am ET / 8am PT In recent years a new illiberalism has emerged in Am...
  • What Does It Mean to Be a Black Girl?
    03 Nov 2021 • 8 min read
    Soapbox WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A BLACK GIRL? The Significance of Skin in Nigeria, in the UK…and to Me Ada Akpala I was born in Nigeria in 1989. I grew up in Lagos with three brothers. Lagos at the ti...
  • The Complexity and Simplicity of Identity
    29 Oct 2021 • 13 min read
    Memoir THE COMPLEXITY AND SIMPLICITY OF IDENTITY: SURINAMESE, BLACK, JEWISH, AND UNIVERSALLY HUMAN IN THE NETHERLANDS —plus— Fiction An excerpt from the new novel, Spanking: Adventures of a naughty Su...
  • EVENT: Education or Indoctrination: Ethnic Studies in K-12
    25 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Event EDUCATION OR INDOCTRINATION: ETHNIC STUDIES IN K-12 Livestreaming Wednesday, October 27, at 8pm ET / 5pm PT A joint event of The Institute for Liberal Values, Free Black Thought, The Jewish Inst...
  • Jazz, the Omni-American Ideal, and a Future Beyond Bigotry
    22 Oct 2021 • 25 min read
    Interview JAZZ, THE OMNI-AMERICAN IDEAL, AND A FUTURE BEYOND BIGOTRY The editors of JFBT converse with Greg Thomas, CEO of the Jazz Leadership Project, about his upcoming event, COMBATING RACISM & ANT...
  • EVENT: Shaping an Omni-American Future, Oct. 24-25
    11 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Event COMBATING RACISM AND ANTISEMITISM TOGETHER: SHAPING AN OMNI-AMERICAN FUTURE October 24, 2021: 6-7:30 PM ET October 25, 2021: 6-8:30 PM ET Register now. Hosted by the Combat Antisemitism Movement...
  • Reparations: A Well-Rounded View
    06 Oct 2021 • 9 min read
    Policy REPARATIONS: A WELL-ROUNDED VIEW Questions to consider for supporters and detractors alike Charles Love In the last few weeks, I have had no less than three deep conversations about race during...
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