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White Kids

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On September 12, 2019
Margaret Hagerman’s White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America is simply put one of the best books I have read in years. Hagerman, a sociologist, spent time with elementary school children in the Midwest (obviously the Madison suburbs despite the weird sociological convention of changing the name of the place you […]
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Until a few days ago, not that many people in the international-relations community were paying attention to Dr. Kiron Skinner, the current Director of Policy Planning at the State Department. Skinner has the distinction of being the highest-ranking African-American woman in the Trump administration’s foreign policy team. She’s a full professor at Carnegie Mellon University; […]

Warren and Race

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On April 20, 2019

The only way to explain the fact that in the most diverse primary in Democratic Party history, the top 4 candidates are all white men, including 2 who have done absolutely nothing of note, is misogyny

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Lynching: An American Story

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On March 5, 2019
Above: The lynching of Frank Tafoya, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1882 As I have stated many times, it’s very frustrating to me to see how both liberals and the left reduce race in America to the black-white binary. I understand why that happens–slavery is one of two centerpieces of the nation, along with genocide. The […]

Black Cemeteries

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On February 7, 2019

I’m a little behind in my grave posts because I have been trying to get a bunch of other things done. Unlike what people generally believe, I do not find cemeteries interesting at all for themse

Race and Schools

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On January 4, 2019

I know how much LGM readers hate talking about how their school choices directly lead to reinforcing racism, but the fact is that they do. Noah Berlatsky–who admits the choices he makes for his

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