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I, Racist: Confessions of a White Liberal

Before white liberals can truly join the fight against racial discrimination, we have to take a hard look in the mirror

Gordon from Sesame Street was the only black person whose name I knew as a child. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

Just say it out loud, just to see how it feels. — Kanye West

TThe first time I met a black person was in 1983. I was in third grade. I was raised in mid-coast Maine on an…

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Shya Scanlon

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Shya Scanlon is the author of Forecast and Guild of Saint Cooper. Follow him on Twitter @shyascanlon