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People across the nation are up in arms about San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest of the oppression of people of color in this country by refusing to stand for the national anthem. You’ve probably already heard much about it. … Continue reading
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (9780812993547) : Spiegel & Grau (2015) In this era of “Black Lives Matter” and concerns of increased police violence, it has become increasingly difficult to contextualize the American Dream with the reality … Continue reading
Yesterday, John Scalzi had an excellent piece on privilege entitled “Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is“. I think his metaphor is particularly apt and can help explain one of the stickier problems in speaking about issues of … Continue reading