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    Cydney Scott has been a professional photographer since graduating from the Ohio University VisCom program in 1998. She spent 10 years shooting for newspapers, first in upstate New York, then Palm Beach County, Fla., before moving back to her home city of Boston and joining BU Photography. Profile

  • Jackie Ricciardi

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    Jackie Ricciardi is a staff photojournalist at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. She has worked as a staff photographer at newspapers that include the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga., and at Seacoast Media Group in Portsmouth, N.H., where she was twice named New Hampshire Press Photographer of the Year. Profile

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There are 9 comments on What “Black Resistance” Means to Me

  1. Your Black Resistance Theme may appeal to your group but it turns off the other ethnic communities such as white, hispanic and asian. It would be more unifying to label it something like Black Resistance to the attitudes of the last century, etc. or some other title that indicates your group is welcoming other groups to empathize with the hurt feelings of past oppression. This titling is basically along the lines of Marxim and indicates you are more for supporting racial division than unity in America.

    1. With all due respect, your comment appears to either minimize racism and or suggest its a relic of the past. How does this view accounts for the societal reckoning that’s been occurring as a result of systemic discrimination and ongoing state sanctioned violence against black people and people of color?

  2. Madeleine Jeune

    This is what black excellence looks like! Thank you to all the “Black Resistance”contributors! I found their interpretation of resistance to be insightful, motivational, inspiring, and most of all encouraging in the pursuit of black excellence.

    1. The dynamic Frederick Douglass once said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Along with himself, he encouraged Blacks and their allies to agitate, stirring things up, in order to effect change. Freedom is worth the fight!

      For over 400 years, the plight of Black people has continued to progress due to resistance and agitation, and the struggle will continue in an ever-evolving desire for complete freedom. We shall march on to make America become a more perfect union. Agitate, agitate, agitate!

  3. Sadly, it doesn’t matter what We call it, how We protest, what We wear or Who We are! There’s someone here telling Us to make the title more inclusive! Where’s the inclusion message in Antisemitism, or the Anti Asian Hate Bill? I don’t personally know Ray Berggeren, but what I will add is, please don’t tell Black People how to define what’s important to Us. They said We’d be hung based on Our clothing, but I’ve seen pictures of Ministers, Soldiers and infants hung by their necks! They burned down an entire fleet of ships (Black Star Line), that Marcus Garvey had commissioned to take Us back to Africa. We riot, it’s not right, We kneel’ it’s not right! What’s right? Nothing to White AmeriKKKa is going to suffice the rage that begins when We voice Our displeasure!

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