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Nikole Hannah-Jones Refused, and We Can Too.

We often have to forget in order to live. So, let us hold this skill with grace.

Nikole Hannah-Jones knew the culture of misogynoir, anti-Blackness, and white supremacy at UNC would try to destroy her Black woman body and any creativity and freedom she dared to display.

1. Excessive, Inequitable and Unpaid Labor

2. Made to experience the pain of retaliation in public.

And here is the lesson.

The lesson that I pray all Black bodies and any body targeted for domination and marginalization holds within their being with ease and grace.

This is the lesson. We are not stuck between binary alternatives of slightly free and the false promises of a piece of freedom.

  1. I refuse to engage in DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) work.



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Erin Trent Johnson

Erin Trent Johnson

Erin Trent Johnson is the Founder and Principal Coach of Community Equity Partners. Erin coaches for love, healing, liberation, and leadership.