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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

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There’s No Normal to Go Back To: A Quick Note on Evaluating the Democratic Presidential Candidates

There’s all kinds of stuff we need to get on if we want to preserve the democracy we cherish and the planet we live on, never mind progressing toward a more just, verdant, and prosperous world. One of the first things is to recognize the fight we’re in and what the stakes are. 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 #4: The Sellout, by Paul Beatty

I read the prologue, which was so fucking funny that I stopped and read it again, just to make sure I had properly enjoyed and appreciated it. Wow. Just… wow. 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

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