RACE + POLITICS

Giving Emmett Till a Gold Medal Fails to Protect Black Lives

Another empty gesture that fails to address modern-day lynchings

Family photo of Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley at Christmas 1954 | Photo via Chicago Tribune

Another day, another empty gesture. The Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley Congressional Gold Medal Act passed Congress, so it looks like Emmett Till will posthumously receive a gold medal. A Republican…

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Allison Gaines

Allison Gaines

Womanist Scholar bylines @ Oprah Daily, Zora, GEN, Momentum, GEN, EIC Cultured, AfroSapiophile #WEOC Founder allisonthedailywriter.com ☕️ ko-fi.com/allyfromnola