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Make America What Again?

Even were it possible to return to whatever passed for normal before — and it isn’t — such a return is not even desirable, both on its own merits and in light of the challenges we face. Continue reading

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A Woman For President

I want people who understand that heroes might make for great stories, but that actual large-scale accomplishment in the real world takes community and cooperation and coalition-building. Continue reading

Dear My Fellow White People

I’d like to suggest that if the color of your skin and the doings of people who lived in the same countries as your ancestors constitutes your greatest source of pride and self-worth, then maybe you should consider doing something worthwhile and constructive enough with your life that you can cultivate that pride and self-worth … Continue reading

Black History Month Book Report #3: The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle

For Lovecraft, the cosmic indifference of the elder gods was the most horrifying thing, the thing that tied together his mythos (well, that and the racism). But what can that indifference mean in the face of the active malevolence of traditional American racism? Continue reading

Black History Month Book Report #2: American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Fabiola must find her way through not only the culture shock of moving from Haiti to America, but also the discrepancies between the America she expected and the America she experiences. Continue reading

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