January 16, 2015
“Sentimentality, the ostentatious parading of excessive and spurious emotion, is the mark of dishonesty, the inability to feel; the wet...
Art
January 8, 2015
Very few Americans know that Dred Scott and Michael Brown are buried within miles of each other. The first, a slave, who sued for his...
column
December 19, 2014
"A Typical Negro" is the title of a 1962 newspaper article narrating the story of an enslaved man, Gordon, and his escape from slavery to...
blog
December 5, 2014
As Ferguson burned with a raw rage against racial inequality and institutionalized violence this summer, legendary black American writer...
blog
June 30, 2014
Originally published in The Indypendent Blog . “You are recreating the very racism this art is supposed to critique,” I yelled. The...
blog
May 29, 2014
Ta Ne-Hisi Coates' articles for The Atlantic , usually focused on his experiences of American race relations, almost always light up the...
blog
May 5, 2014
Two weeks ago I wrote a piece about a Humans of New York (HONY) post which featured a white teacher talking about the challenges he faces...
Opinion
April 29, 2014
This article appears in a collection of essays entitled, Confronting Genocide: Dehumanization, Denial and Strategies for Prevention" edited...
blog
March 30, 2014
In a profile piece in the most recent issue of The New Yorker , Kobe Bryant revealed his thoughts on a photo tweeted by Miami Heat’s LeBron...