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This Is Us

I Can’t Protect My Parents From Racism, and It Hurts

On anti-Asian hate…

This Is Us

Black Skin

i hate those stories
the ones
where women recall 
how they once hated 
the shade
of their…

Past Is Prologue

In the South, Beautiful Things Have a Terrible Past

Black and white photo of the author and her son posing on a street.

This Is Us

Just Human

Black stories are most rewarded when they center blackness —…

A dark-skinned person with dreads dipping backward while dancing.

This Is Us

My Life in Their Frame

The pursuit of a PhD from my urban vantage point

This Is Us

How to Lose a Friend Over One Racist Post

There comes a time when we can’t look the other way