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Like it or not, Donald Trump's campaign has changed our country for the worse.

How Donald’s Deep Insecurities Damaged Our Democracy

October 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A Donald has already begun explaining to us all why his impending electoral beat down at the hands of one Hillary Rodham Clinton is not his fault. The game is rigged, he howls.

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Courtesy of M.E.J. Newman

How The Electoral College Screws Over People Of Color

July 14, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

Sometime on or before November 8, 2016, tens of millions of Americans will cast their votes for President of the United States. Results will be collected, networks will declare a winner, and one candidate will be deemed the President-Elect.

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The Dwemer freaking rule and are the greatest fantasy race ever. The end.

A Brief Treatise on the Dwemer

September 14, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Yo, can I just take a moment to talk about one of my favorite fantasy races ever written? The Dwemer, aka the Dwarves of The Elder Scrolls series.

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Giving Boston the U.S. Olympic bid is pretty much the worst thing ever

Giving Boston the U.S. Olympic bid is a travesty of justice

February 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

My fellow Americans, We have made a grave mistake. 

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Problematizing the decision to ban Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the NBA

The problem with the (correct) decision to ban Clippers owner Donald Sterling

April 30, 2014 / by / 31 Comments

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a reprehensible piece of flaming canine excrement. Sterling’s remarks to his then-girlfriend were shocking in their ignorance, beyond upsetting for their bald demonstration of harmful racial ideology from a man who has long-perpetuated institutional racism,

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12 Years a Slave won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The Oscars finally got it right.

It’s Time: What the Oscars finally got right

March 03, 2014 / by / 7 Comments

I read Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir Twelve Years a Slave twice in college. The first time was in a history class on the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the narrative entirely changed my conception of slavery in the United States.

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