Racism is insidious. It infiltrates all aspects of our lives and its main objective is to destroy the agency, accomplishments, and dignity of others through violence and exclusion. But it also tries to take away the joy and comfort that one’s culture provides. Because of this, it is imperative for all of us to fight back and not let the hate of others change who we are as people and a culture. We must never forget why we fight division and bigotry every day. We must remember who we are, so no one can redefine us in a way that eliminates us from this country and the world. Always remember your beauty, your strength, and why we are strongest when we are united and authentic.
City Vanguard was honored to screen Thee Debauchery Ball at the Black Midwest Symposium. They created this wonderful anthology of writings from the participants and an essay I wrote about Thee Debauchery Ball was included. If you are interested, pre-sales are available now and the book officially goes on sale on September 1st. Thank you to Tara Betts and everyone that made this happen.
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