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A Nasty Piece of Cornbread: Chait, Coates, and White Progressivism

I once set out to write a book of southern aphorisms. It was going to be a serious treatment of (mostly) black (uniquely) southern “mother wit” as philosophy. Then, grad … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 36 Comments

How To Make A Pundit

Why would anyone want to make a pundit? *rim shot* With that out of the way, I have thought about this a great deal. So, apparently, have others. Today Jamelle … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Trigger Warned Syllabus

Apparently universities are issuing guidelines to help professors consider adding “trigger warnings” to syllabi for “racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression,” and to … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 41 Comments

The Article That Shut Me Up: Making Strange the Familiarity of White Violence

That’s harder than it sounds. I’d tell you not to comment but I’ll be so busy having a conversation in my mind that it won’t matter if you do. This … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 3 Comments