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As the breaking news notifications started to pop up on my iPhone of Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal, I turned off my notifications and continued to work. What else was I supposed to do in a system that continues to excuse the actions of white people? How else do you react to…

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On November 4, 2021, CBS News tweeted an article asking the question, “How young is too young to teach kids about race?” The tweet started an open debate around who this question really applies to. Some, particularly Black and Brown people, made the argument that the only group of children…

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I worry this poem might cause you distress.

Does its brooding tone undermine our success?

I’ve tired of hopeful narratives bent on rectification.

I’m done with audiences who require interpretation.

I’m lonely, I’m miserable, and I’m on the decline.

These rhymes are for you, your people, and mine.

Let’s forget…

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Halloween is just around the corner, but ghosts are year-round now. Unlike the children veiled in spooky sheets, yelling “BOO” and festively chomping down on Snickers for one day, these ones are real, and they are among us. In fact, for younger generations, these days they are most of us.

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