Tracey L. Rogers

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

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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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