Something To Do With Life
“I listen to money singing. It’s like looking down / From long French windows at a provincial town, / The slums, the canal, the churches ornate and mad / In the evening sun. It is intensely sad.” — Philip Larkin, Money
When I take time to reflect upon the mass annihilation and plunder of black life, I sometimes feel like I am in an imaginary world. I ask myself, how can this be happening? Am I the only person who realizes that over 90 percent of the prison population is black? Am I…
This is the most compelling explanation for removing “nigger” from our lexicon I have ever read. The word has almost always been a weapon. Although there is no real systemic racism anymore, it wasn’t very long at all when there actually was. “Nigger”, like all slurs, is an effort to dehumanize a certain group.