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Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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
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Big Feet: A Lesson in Privilege
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
Posted in Ramblings Tagged blog, class, foot in mouth, john scalzi, politics, privilege, race, society, writing 5 Comments
Today, Twitter (or more specifically, a tweet from the SFWA) introduced me to Nalo Hopkinson. Her speech/blog entry “Looking for Clues” moved me profoundly and got me thinking about taking risks with my writing and not settling for the “status … Continue reading