Chauncey DeVega

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About Chauncey DeVega

Chauncey DeVega is the editor and founder of We Are Respectable Negroes, as well as the host of the podcast known as "The Chauncey DeVega Show". Chauncey is also a race man in progress, Black pragmatist, ghetto nerd, cultural critic and essayist. He has been a guest on the BBC, Ring of Fire Radio, Ed Schultz, Make it Plain, Joshua Holland's Alternet Radio Hour, the Thom Hartmann radio show, the Burt Cohen show, and Our Common Ground, and interviewed on the RT Network and Free Speech TV. Chauncey DeVega's writing has been featured by Salon, Alternet, The New York Daily News, and the Daily Kos. His work is referenced by MSNBC, as well as online magazines and publications such as The Atlantic, Slate, The Week, The New Republic, Buzzfeed, The Daily Beast, The Washington Times, The Nation, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Until White America looks at Tamir Rice and Sees Their Own Children, There Will Be No Racial Justice in the U.S.

In South Carolina, 1944, George Stinney, a 14-year-old black child was so small that he was forced to sit on a pile of books in order to be “properly” electrocuted for supposedly killing two white girls. Stinney would be exonerated 70 years after his execution. [...]

Until White America looks at Tamir Rice and Sees Their Own Children, There Will Be No Racial Justice in the U.S.2016-11-29T17:36:59+00:00

Racism Does Not Take a Holiday on Mother’s Day

By Chauncey DeVega | Originally Published at We Are Respectable Negroes. May 10, 2015 Mother's Day has history. In the United States, racism and white supremacy are in the blood and sinew--quite literally of the land--and penetrate almost every aspect of the culture. Mother's Day cannot escape [...]

Racism Does Not Take a Holiday on Mother’s Day2016-11-29T17:37:14+00:00

When ‘GamerGate’ and White Male Privilege Enter the Classroom

By Chauncey DeVega | Originally Published at We are respectable negroes. October 31, 2014 | Illustration Vivian James Video Games #GamerGate I have not written about the internet troll debacle that has come to be known as "GamerGate". I have made that choice for a number of [...]

When ‘GamerGate’ and White Male Privilege Enter the Classroom2016-11-29T17:37:32+00:00

Dear White Folks, Please Stop Being So ‘Surprised’ and ‘Shocked’ When White Cops Shoot Unarmed Black People

By chaunceydevega | Originally Published at Chauncey DeVega. September 24, 2014 Several weeks ago, Levar Jones, a black motorist, was shot by a white South Carolina state trooper named Sean M. Groubert while complying with the latter's request that he present his drivers license for inspection. This [...]

Dear White Folks, Please Stop Being So ‘Surprised’ and ‘Shocked’ When White Cops Shoot Unarmed Black People2016-11-29T17:37:36+00:00

Why Elites Want to Mask the Suffering of Poor Whites

By Chauncey DeVega | Originally Published at We Are Respectable Negros. July 31, 2013 | This photo taken Friday July 12, 2013, shows Renee Adams, left, posing with her mother Irene Salyers and son Joseph, 4, at their produce stand in Council, Va. NBC's recent story on [...]

Why Elites Want to Mask the Suffering of Poor Whites2016-11-29T17:38:46+00:00