In the past month, as events in the United States and the world have unfolded, my thoughts have been returning continuously to Rogue One. And having seen so many Star Wars-themed protest signs at both Trump’s inauguration and the Women’s March, it is worth…
ATTN WHITE FRIENDS: Will you be my ally
I have a feeling I will alienate a lot of you over the next few days. I’ll try not to, but there are some things that need to be made explicit. My last essay was on privilege in a general sense. This one is specifically about white privilege. Prepare to feel uncomfortable.
Some of you may be wondering what kind of world you’ve woken up to this morning. Let me tell you, it is the same world in which we lived so contentedly yesterday. The future was always terrifying, always on the edge of calamity. The past, too, is little more than a long record of betrayal and disaster.