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Racism

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Sustaining white antiracism requires real cross-racial connection and relationship

Photo: Diego Lozano on Unsplash


Humans 101

Your curiosity does not take precedence over another person’s comfort

Painting of many colors.
Painting of many colors.
Photo: marthadavies/Getty Images


Express Yourself

You have nothing to prove. Sometimes, the best thing to do is walk away.

Closeup of a Black woman’s eye, with light shining in a strip where her eyes is. Rest of face obscured by shadow.
Closeup of a Black woman’s eye, with light shining in a strip where her eyes is. Rest of face obscured by shadow.
Photo: Natalie Magee/EyeEm/Getty Images


Past Is Prologue

White America may be meeting Donald Trump for the first time, but Black people have known him for centuries

Left image is Donald Trump obscured by low lighting, right image is a black and white illustration of a praying Black woman.
Left image is Donald Trump obscured by low lighting, right image is a black and white illustration of a praying Black woman.
Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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Past Is Prologue

Working-class white people in the South have better stories to tell than the Lost Cause

Woman in Graham, North Carolina counter-protesting a Black Lives Matter march this past July. Photo by author.


Express Yourself

A personal history of my ‘blaccent,’ whatever that is

“What is a blaccent?” in a search bar.
“What is a blaccent?” in a search bar.
Hey, Google, what the fuck is a blaccent, and how to I get one and get rid of it at the same time?



Lived Through This

Why does an industry designed around becoming a better person ignore my struggle?

Young Black woman touching her eyelid in stress.
Young Black woman touching her eyelid in stress.
Photo: Roy Hsu/Getty Images


This Is Us

Light-skinned and part of the problem

Mixed-race woman looking out a window.
Mixed-race woman looking out a window.
Photo: Pasha Gray/Nappy


This Is Us

On Mary Trump’s ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man’

Photo illustration courtesy of the author.

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