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The Bigger Picture

The Problem with Being ‘Woke’

(Photo by Nathaniel Tetteh on Unsplash)

One of the golden periods of my life was being a college undergrad. The internet was still very new — ‘the-only-way-to-hear-music-was-through-Netscape’ new. You were able to have controversial discussions in the campus cafe with people, disagree and still be friends.

I used to argue that the government was targeting Blacks and allowing this to go into our neighborhoods. Crack was on the rise and an alarming…

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