How to Respond to 'You Speak so Well'

Marc Womack, Chief Operating Officer, TD Auto Finance, gives advice on how to respond when someone has a preconceived notion of your appearance and says, "you speak so well."

Produced by Alana Winns

Videography by Christian Carew

Steve Phillips: The Revolutionary Implications of Stacey Abrams' Victory

"The implications of her win for progressive politics and the future of the country are revolutionary in terms of political strategy and approach," writes Phillips, founder of Democracy in Color and New York Times best-selling author.

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By Steve Phillips

(Originally Published on TheNation.com)

"The Rainbow Coalition is like a quilt—many patches, many pieces, many colors, bound by a common thread." I was in Atlanta, Georgia for the 1988 Democratic National Convention listening to Jesse Jackson describe his vision for how a multiracial and explicitly progressive coalition of people of color and progressive whites could lead Democrats to victory across the country. Although Jackson's bid for the nomination fell short, the surprising success of his candidacy—he won 11 contests and nearly tripled his delegate total from 1984—revealed the potential of a campaign rooted in the country's demographic revolution.

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White Woman Calls 911 on Black Real Estate Investor, Cops Say She Might Go to Jail: Video

"This is what we go through. [I'm] a young, Black man out here trying to do what's right," Michael Hayes said.

In the continual reports of white people calling 911 on Black people for doing ordinary things, a Black real estate investor was reported to authorities for doing his job.

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Even Black Grandmothers Aren't Safe During Traffic Stops: Video

"Shut the f*** up." Police officer resigns after video proves he "lost his cool and his temper."

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Routine police traffic stops have been notoriously dangerous for Blacks in America, resulting in the deaths of Sandra Bland, Philando Castile and Samuel DuBose, to name a few. But an unarmed, 65-year-old Black woman, a grandmother, would be safe when stopped by cops, right? Wrong.

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