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Reparations, Round Two

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On June 21, 2019
On Wednesday I wrote a brief blog post in which I said that it was racist to oppose reparations for Black people, and that it was also racist to do nothing to actively support them. My point is correct, but was mostly derivative, at least within that context–I was essentially just directing people to an […]

Running from Cops

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On June 18, 2019

I finally finished the six-episode “Running from Cops” podcast. It is fantastic and infuriating, detailing the ways that shows like Cops and Live PD have purposefully and unethically disto

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Flint

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On June 13, 2019
Charges against all officials responsible for the poisoning of Flint’s water supply have been dropped. Everyone reading this news should be furious. Then they should go read Anna Clark’s The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy and get furious all over again. Sell enough weed in Flint and you can get sent […]
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