Tracey L. Rogers

Tracey L. Rogers is an entrepreneur and activist living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
In Trump's America, Gun-Toting Anti-Quarantine Activists Called "Very Good People," But Unarmed Protesters Denouncing Police Brutality Are "Thugs"
As protests and riots spread like wildfire across the nation in response to the death of George Floyd and other black people at the hands of white police officers, I cannot help but recall an old African Proverb: “The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.”...
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The GOP's go-to deflection of racism—"We're the party of Lincoln"—doesn't hold up so well. (Photo: elycefeliz / Flickr / creative commons) Views
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Can the Party of Lincoln Be Racist? Absolutely
Republicans have a go-to line when it comes to deflecting charges of racism: We’re the party of Lincoln! For instance, after President Trump spewed divisive, racist rhetoric toward Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tliab, Republican House Minority...
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White nationalists rally in Charlottesville, VA (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
White Supremacy Is a Genuinely Global Threat
It’s time to talk about white supremacy. White supremacy — the belief that white people are somehow superior to people of other racial backgrounds, and should therefore politically, economically, and socially rule non-white people — isn’t going away any time soon. It’s been deeply woven into the...
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It’s something we’re taught at an early age — to be nice and polite as all young girls should be, reinforcing gender norms that began at this country’s inception. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Stop Making Women Apologize
I was getting on a bus with grocery bags in hand, apologizing profusely to the driver as I scrambled to find my bus pass. He curiously looked my way; I thought he was judging me as I convincingly portrayed the damsel in distress. To my relief, however, he actually smiled and said, “It’s ok, ma’am...
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The Black community has been denied basic freedoms for centuries, which is why we inherently understand what it means to truly be free. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Freedom for All Begins With Freedom for the Most Marginalized
When I visited the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C., a volunteer docent asked the following question: “Who freed the slaves after the Civil War?” There were about 10 of us in the group. Some looked around wondering if it was a trick question, while others blurted out, “Abraham...
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Bold policies, direct actions, and a new guard will take center stage, and it’s about time. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Politics in 2019 Will Have a Lot More Backbone
As I reflect on the controversies that plagued the Trump administration throughout 2018, the unforeseen political power plays that shocked our nation, and the party stalemates that unfolded like a suspense thriller between Democrats and Republicans, I must admit that I’m sitting on the edge of my...
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