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Ferguson's No Laughing Matter But Sometimes It Takes Comedians To Drive The Point Home

Last week, I watched incisive, comedic social commentaries on race from Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart and I thought to myself how sadly and stubbornly cyclical this material seems to be in our society. 274 more words

Thoughts on Ferguson

why the Ferguson protests have always been about race

by L. Richards
graphic by Savannah Tate

Michael Brown was black and unarmed. This fact is important and somewhat obvious, but I’ll come back to it later. 521 more words

The Forum

Cops: The Reality Show...

After the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, there’s been talk about police officer wearing cameras. It seems like a reasonable idea but as I recall, the Rodney King beating was videotaped and Tarantino could have filmed the… 251 more words

Social Commentary

The Diametric White Chick Who’s Pissed

Malcolm X… approaching a building with three of his associates when a young white woman momentarily blocks his path and asks what she, as a white person, can do to help his cause.

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Hunting Game

Neither eloquent poetry, nor well-constructed lines of prose are enough to convey the impact of your actions. In fact, your corruption isn’t worthy of being immortalized through these noble art forms. 684 more words

Not Quite Prose

Children of color are children, too.

This summer I had the pleasure of working with approximately 50 Black and Latin@ students, ranging from ages three to 12. Every day I arrived for work, and the students would wave me over, either just to greet me or to tell me something about their day so far. 513 more words