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Read. Process. Read Again.

James Baldwin: How to cool it. 1968

Masha Gessen from 11/10/2016

Jelani Cobb from 05/28/2020

Hugh Eakin from 05292020

Brian Rosenberg:

“I have been involved in countless discussions among community leaders, mostly white, about the race-based gaps in Minnesota in education, health care, income, unemployment, and just about every other aspect of life. People express concern. People wonder about the causes and the cures. People rarely use the one phrase that is truly explanatory: a long history of systemic and pervasive racism in a state that likes to think of itself as progressive. That reality needs to be named before it can be addressed.” 05/28/2020

https://www.berfrois.com/2011/11/michael-katz-urban-collision/A long summary of MK’s book Why don’t American cities burn?

Teju Cole

This article.

This quote:

Asking certain people to stay home for the sake of society is absurd, because these are people society has never cared about. ‘‘Stay home so people won’t die’’ is a hell of a thing to say to those who are dying of hunger. I keep thinking about floods, and how only after the waters recede do the bodies of the drowned become visible.