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Tim Wise

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Racism, Injustice and Explaining America to My Daughter

(344) Comments | Posted July 14, 2013 | 10:58 PM

You remember, forever and forever, that moment when you first discover the cruelties and injustices of the world, and having been ill-prepared for them, your heart breaks open.

I mean really discover them, and for yourself; not because someone else told you to see the elephant standing, gigantic and unrelenting...

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Pardon You: Racism, Reparations and the Politics of Blame (as Explained by Henry Louis Gates Jr.)

(240) Comments | Posted May 10, 2010 | 2:30 PM

As a writer, there are times when you have something to say, and yet no particular "hook" upon which to hang the missive you are burning to release. In these moments, it is often best to wait, to hold on to the material you find so compelling, secure in the...

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