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The Uncivilized Person of Color vs. the White Restrained Saint

The dangers of framing culture as “less civilized”

Photo by The Lazy Artist Gallery from Pexels

“Restraint is civilization.”

It was a short and simple message in a Facebook-comment thread filled with hate and vitriol.

The subject of the thread? A Dutch news article about an Iraqi refugee going to jail for assaulting…

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Judith Victoria

Judith Victoria

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Essays on life, love, and other lousy stuff. Otherworldly flash fiction & romantic short stories. Failing forward. Perpetually amazed.