Black on Both Sides, Vol. 11

On white people gentrifying ancestorhood, racecraft, writing “How Do Black People Memorialize the Afterlives of Slavery,” and Blackness.

Karen E. Fields, author of Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life. Source:

“A lot of it is handled for us by our ancestors and the spirits and energies that are watching over us,” actress Megan Fox stated regarding her relationship with rapper Machine Gun Kelly…




I write to explore Black personhood, the life we have built in the shadow of full citizenship. Follow me on Twitter @Established1865.

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Hal H. Harris

Hal H. Harris

Black on both sides. Medium Writers Challenge Winner. The founder of Established in 1865. I Tweet @Established1865. E-mail is

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