The Racism Beat

Cord Jefferson
Matter
Published in
9 min readJun 9, 2014

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What it’s like to write about hate over and over and over

By Cord Jefferson
Illustration by Cun Shi

A few weeks ago, an internet publication reached out to me with a proposition. The name of the publication—a good and smart website I generally enjoy—doesn’t matter for our purposes here, because the interaction I intend to describe is not unique…

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Cord Jefferson
Matter

Cord Jefferson is a writer living in Los Angeles.