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I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

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“Kanye West wants freedom—white freedom. I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely 7 years old, and cable had not yet come to the city, and if it had, my father would not have believed in it.”

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Why I’m Writing Captain America

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“Two years ago I began taking up the childhood dream of writing comics. To say it is more difficult than it looks is to commit oneself to criminal understatement. Writers don’t write comics so much as they draw them with words.”

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Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War

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“On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise lead to the Civil War.” This was an incredibly stupid thing to say.”

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Civil-Rights Protests Have Never Been Popular

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“Activists can’t persuade their contemporaries—they’re aiming at the next generation. One common response to the national anthem protests originated by Colin Kaepernick is to disparage them as polarizing.”

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‘It’s Impossible to Imagine Trump Without the Force of Whiteness’

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The First White President

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“The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact.”

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The Lost Cause Rides Again

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“HBO’s Confederate takes as its premise an ugly truth that black Americans are forced to live every day: What if the Confederacy wasn’t wholly defeated? HBO’s prospective series Confederate will offer an alternative history of post-Civil War America.”

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How Insightful Is Dear White People?

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“Four Atlantic staffers discuss the Netflix show’s portrayal of a group of black students at a mostly white elite university. Dear White People is not about white people.”

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Barack Obama Is Okay With the Criticism

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“Up Next See More Presented by http://ift.tt/2okve8E https://www.theatlantic.”

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On Trump and the Election

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“With the election and current political climate, there’s a lot of very understandable gloom and trepidation right now.”