If you are awarded a grammy, you are considered to be the best artist among your peers. The problem is, the Grammys is a white-dominated organization and while it has long "included" non-white people, specifically Black people in the music business, the industry continues to support, promote and reward music that is harmful to black people in general and black women and girls specifically.
Friday, March 4th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
]The Context of White Supremacy hosts debut study session on Leanita McClain’s posthumously published A Foot In Each World. McClain was an extraordinary journalist who had essays published in the Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post. Her columns mostly focused on Racism and the terrorism waged against black people in all areas of people activity. She committed suicide in May of 1984 at the age of 32. Her suicide note details the degree to which White Supremacy destroyed her mental health. She wrote: “Do not try to pull my back into this world. I will never live long enough to see my people free anyway.” A Foot In Each World is a collection of her various essays that was edited by her former husband Clarence Page. McClain placed a great deal of focus on the city of Chicago, Illinois. She reveals her fears of being insufficiently “black” and “middle class” guilt.
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