In Native Son, Wright writes: “Goddammit, look! We live here and they live there. We black and they white. They got things and we ain’t. They do things and we can’t. It’s just like living in jail.” Vince Staples reminds us that the inner city still imprisons many. We should never forget that for some…
Month: June 2016
What To Say When You Find Out Your Kid’s A Rapist — Just Alyssa
Powerful article!!! But his father, who is not claiming inebriation as the source of his assholery, doubled down on the nation-wide horror of this story by publishing a letter in which he waxes morose about how sad it is to watch his young son not be able to choke down a Ribeye with joy anymore….
‘Free, White, and 21’ Catchphrase in the Old Movies of our Time
Although the phrase became something of a Hollywood cliché in the 1930’s, it was around long before that and didn’t die out until the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. According to a couple of sources the phrase appeared around 1828 as a description of who should be allowed to vote. Prior to 1790, one…
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