Lawrence Ware

Lawrence Ware is a professor of philosophy at Oklahoma State University. He is also the Associate Director of the University’s Center for Africana Studies. He can be reached at:

We Should Remember Medgar Evers

Trump, the Final Undoing?

Sexism in the Black Church

Boyz II Men’s Christmas Interpretations Is one of the Best Christmas Albums of the Last 50 Years

What My Grandmother Talked About When She Talked About Whiteness

Goodbye, Mr. West

Future is Not the Greatest Rapper Alive

Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock wasn’t the Worst thing that Happened on Oscar Night

Still Searching for Justice in Oklahoma

All Hell Broke Out in Oklahoma

In Celebration of Black Music Month: Black Nihilism and Vince Staples’s Hell Can Wait

America’s Rape Culture: Football, Art Briles and Baylor University

Trump is the Presidential Candidate the Republicans Deserve

Baseball, Race and Cultural Colonialism

Tell Donald Trump I Said: Thank You

Why I’m Ready for President Obama to Leave the White House

We Don’t Need White Approval: Why the Oscars and Grammys Don’t Appreciate Black Art

If You Hate Cam Newton, It’s Probably Because He’s Black

Cam Newton and the Racism of NFL Fans

This Would Not Happen If They Were White: Race, Class, and Politics in Flint, Michigan

Black Churches are Burning Again

The Enduring Legacies of Slavery in America: Reflections on “12 Years a Slave”

Why Black Lives Matter Won the First Democratic Debate

Michael Vick and the Hypocrisy of NFL Fans

Sanders and Black America: Has Bernie Finally Found His Mojo?

Why a Vote for Sanders is Not a Vote Against White Supremacy

No Refuge: the Specter of White Supremacy Still Haunts Black America

Leave Michael Vick Alone: the Racism and Misogyny of Football Fans

George Bush (Still) Doesn’t Care About Black People

Black Lives > White Feelings: a Kingian Defense of #BlackLivesMatter

“Straight Outta Compton:” a Reaction with Spoilers

Do You Want to be Free?

Three Things Sandernistas Need to Consider

Bernie Sanders’ Race Problem

Why the “Black Church” Doesn’t Exist–and Never Has