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with Janee Woods

Charleston and the Arrogance of White Supremacy

Last week a white supremacist launched a terrorist attack against Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, via commons.wikimedia.org The next evening in Washington DC’s … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

White Privilege Is Not a Good Look

My dear white friends, someone pointing out how your white privilege might color your perspective is not the same thing as being called a racist. This can be a hard distinction … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Black Lives Still Matter

Only a few weeks ago, we released a tentative sigh of collective relief when Baltimore’s State Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced the indictment of all six police officers implicated in … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

How Reading Books Changed My Life

The boundaries of my childhood world were marked by our apartment on Chestnut Street, my elementary school around the corner, and the public library in the other direction. We existed … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment