Your imaginary white friend

By Teka Lark People often say race is not real. It is a social construct. This is true. Race isn’t real, but the damage of race is very real. If I have an imaginary friend that isn’t real and that imaginary friend tells me to kill you and you end up dead then that imaginary…

Uber is not what sharing looks like

By Teka Lark I don’t like misnomers. Sharing economy, free and independent are all terms that have been perverted. The sharing economy as labeled by Fortune magazine is not sharing. Uber, AirBNB is not about sharing. It is not about cooperation. Until shelter and food can be gotten in exchange for services and that option…

Don’t Trust Me

By Teka Lark Often middle class formally educated Black people tell stories of woe of how other Black people  call them things like  “Oreo” and how people say they speak like a “white girl.” I would like those people to just STOP IT! I am so sick of that story. I am a radical. I…

Oxi is No in Greek

By Teka Lark Greece just voted “no” to more austerity measures proposed by international creditors (banks) and that’s great. Greece is no crisis. Greece is a revolution against the banks, imperialism and capitalism. Greece owes about $300 billion and apparently some organization wants that money back. Just for reference, according to Reuters Citibank got a…

Marx, White Supremacy and the Left

By Teka Lark There is a saying, “The white man’s water is colder.” That saying references how within white supremacy white people’s pain, ideas and creativity are more real than non-white people’s. In many progressive circles (especially communist leaning) when you bring up anti-black racism you’ll often hear it dismissed as a symptom. There is…

Monoracial Black Woman, is an Identity

By Teka Lark In the 90s I was part of the Yahoo Group called Swirl. That is where I first heard Black people who were not biracial described as monoracial. It was said, in my opinion, as a slur. It was said to malign and mock in the tradition of the many labels given to…

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