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Whence the public intellectual?

O dusky days of yore

when homines were men

and reading public

meant eloquating muse-bedeviled peers!

Why can I not subsist on essayists alone,

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Public Intellectual

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: a scholar, author, leader, activist, and public intellectual. Adichie is a groundbreaking novelist who has a lot to say beyond her accredited past. 1,849 more words

Public Square

Rachel Maddow: Though she be but little, she is fierce

Being a female television host is hard. Being a liberal, lesbian television host is harder.

But for Rachel Maddow, these obstacles have only led to opportunities. 1,495 more words


Choose your words carefully...the "A" word may be insulting

What a white person says: You are very articulate.

What a black person hears: You don’t sound like a black person.

I thought about this while sitting in on an interview early today. 207 more words


“I have become convinced that it is only by naming racism, asking the question “How is racism operating here?” and then mobilizing with others to actually confront the system and dismantle it that we can have any significant or lasting impacts on the pervasive “racial” health disparities that have plagued this country for centuries.”

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Health Disparities

On Intellectuals and Their Duties in the 21st Century

Devon Douglas-Bowers  on Foreign Policy Journal     September 10, 2012

“It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and to expose lies.” — Noam Chomsky [1] 2,337 more words

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