Race Works

White privilege. What is that? The concept that because of my skin color I’m predisposed to preferential treatment? Preferential treatment from who? Other whites? Blacks? Well, let’s just answer to the idea that I’m not white, even though for all intents and purposes my looks say otherwise. Since I’m not white, but look white, do … More Race Works

Racism and Capitalism in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

I am inspired by a turn of events to rest Lyotard and reopen Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. I have read this book about three or four times cover to cover. I also did a presentation on this book in a Junior Seminar class while I was attending Clark Atlanta University. So I am going to … More Racism and Capitalism in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

There Is No Place for Myself in Society with This Knowledge

I am thoroughly perplexed how the government and the parts of the voting public who let them in can see no wrong in spending $3 trillion on a war without just cause, creating thousands of casualties and raising the bottom line for the military, yet take issue with a person buying chips and candy with … More There Is No Place for Myself in Society with This Knowledge

Machiavelli versus Derrida, Unequal Distribution of Income, and a Dire Warning for the Black African American Community

The origin of nature = the breach of language The origin of language = the breach of nature In Machiavelli’s ‘The Art of War,’ the beginning of the discourse on war deals with what type of man is most suitable to a political entity for war. The conversation between Fabrizio and Cosimo revolves around ideal … More Machiavelli versus Derrida, Unequal Distribution of Income, and a Dire Warning for the Black African American Community

More Interpretations of Derrida and Understanding the Implications of Michael Brown’s Death

Derrida writes in a very lucid language, so much so one can lose sanity in comprehending the meanings of his many ideas and concepts. For such complicated ideas, he uses an awfully accessible language, leaving some of us wondering what the enigma of reading Derrida constitutes. Man and alien alike are drawn to the difficulty … More More Interpretations of Derrida and Understanding the Implications of Michael Brown’s Death