Great Escape

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Last year, Angie Thomas, author of the bestselling young adult novel The Hate U Give, moved to suburban Jackson, Mississippi, with her mother. Her reasons were twofold. One, the book — which follows the political awakening of a black, 16-year-old girl who witnesses the murder of her unarmed friend at…

Rich Benjamin

Author, Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America. I’m 26% Unicorn, only 2% monster. Join me: @IamRichBenjamin.com

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