Tag: Race in America
Patrick Thomas Casey: Taller Than a Man—Contemporary Lynching and White AmericaMay 2015
In the wake of Freddie Gray’s death, and so many others, what can we learn from the violence in our past?
Nikole Hannah-Jones: Affirmative Action RefocusedJune 2013
Following the Fisher v. University of Texas ruling, some call for class-based affirmative action. However, critics warn that may be the end of black and Latino representation in American colleges.
Kiran Herbert: Portland and Portlandia, Two Worlds of WhitenessJune 2013
Oregon’s liberal mecca was made white by explicitly bigoted laws, and its hometown satire white-washes race relations.
Ikhide Ikheloa: Notes from my Middle PassageJune 2013
Nothing could prepare me for America.
Race in AmericaJune 2013
You Are The Second PersonJune 2013
You wondered out loud what writing “multiculturally” actually meant and what kind of black man would write the word “bro” in an email.
A Clear PresenceJune 2013
When I heard that Rodney King had died, two details in particular stuck out to me. One was that he died in a swimming pool. The other was that, earlier that day, somebody had heard him scream.
Beyond the Binary Behind BarsJune 2013
The activist academic on the prison industrial military complex and its impact on women of color.
Does Truth Have a Tone?June 2013
Jamaica Kincaid on writing as transformation, “anger” versus truth, and those who think writers of color are “only entitled to write about the hardship of racism.”
A Long Time to ChangeJune 2013
The former Black Panther on coming of age in the party, ongoing police brutality, and her recent memoir turned novel, Virgin Soul.
No Justice for AllJune 2013
Race and justice in America are inextricably linked.
She’d forever be checking ethnicity boxes, emphasizing her parents’ work: farm laborer, housekeeping. Trying to prove that she was smart enough, committed enough, pleasant enough to be granted a trial period in their world.
The Law of ProgressJune 2013
My mother’s mother used to say that it took four generations to get the black out.
The Forgetting TreeJune 2013
What kind of person walks over the bones of slaves? / What kind of person is a slave to bones?
Hydrangea AgendaJune 2013
Major, It’s been a hell of a ride
Ocean Vuong: I Remember AnywayJune 2013
Remember. You are already Vietnamese.
Editors’ Picks: Reading About RaceJune 2013
Guernica's staff brings you their favorite writing on race, in America and beyond.
Zahir Janmohamed: Writer of ColorJune 2013
On being asked to speak for a whole community and region rather than yourself.
Race in America, June 15 2013May 2013
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