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White Person Astounded

Last weekend, I got a hankering to read some James Baldwin. While I’d read some one- and two-sentence Baldwin quotes scattered through other readings, I’d never read anything more substantively Baldwin than that. 469 more words


More Notes on America from James Baldwin

Let me present, further to my Notes on America from James Baldwin’s Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son, More Notes on America from James Baldwin’s… 586 more words



I encountered someone named German today, but he also had a middle name.  So was the person writing on his behalf calling him by his given name or noting that he is from Germany?  262 more words

Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussions of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field. 7 more words


I Am Not Your Negro

He doesn’t get the same recognition as other leaders of the US civil rights movement, yet James Baldwin was a prominent activist in the mid-20th century. 35 more words


Weekly Wins: Dazed and Dated

At least three victories and triumphs of the previous week or so.

Paramount or minuscule, a win’s a win!

  • Both grants are a-go. My “co-investigators” and I met for the first time to hammer out what we’re actually doing and how.
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True Story

Jan. 15, 2018 — 'I Am Not Your Negro'

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this was more than an appropriate watch.

I don’t have much to say about this documentary, really, other than it’s a mighty important one. 241 more words