New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaking in Albany on Aug. 24. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Kathy Hochul will never be my governor. But that will not stop me from commenting on her leadership. Hochul has made me realize that I can’t celebrate white female political leadership. White women in political office is not the progress anyone needs. I live in a country where a Black…

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, La Grande Odalisque

James Baldwin told us how white men became white, but he left white women out of it. Of white men he said:

"White men-from Norway, for example, where they were Norwegians -became white: by slaughtering the cattle, poisoning the wells, torching the houses, massacring Native Americans, raping Black women."

For…

It’s you; it isn’t us

Top: White terrorist with his foot on Nancy Pelosi’s desk. Bottom: The Birth of a Nation racistly depicts Black legislator with feet on desk

My mind is still processing the picture of a white terrorist with his foot up on Nancy Pelosi’s desk. And the song “What It Feels Like” by Nipsey Hussle and JAY-Z brought it up again with this line:

“You let them cr**k*rs storm your Capitol, put they feet up on…

Your responses to white media on the right aren’t good enough

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Over the next four years, the Biden administration will repeatedly demonstrate the active role white liberals have in the oppression of Black people and people of color. On Friday, February 5, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did a weak-ass job responding to white media on the right.

Let’s look…

They sure as hell ain’t innocent

On Tuesday, January 26, before signing an executive order on “Racial Equity,” President Biden said this:

Black and Latino Americans are dying of COVID-19 at rates nearly three times that of white Americans. And it’s not white Americans’ fault, but it’s just a fact.

Again, that’s what Biden had to…

Sam McKenzie Jr.

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