Tag: racism

What a 21-Year-Old Comedy Can Tell Us About Anti-Racism Protests

In times of high emotion or intense passion, it can be helpful to try and understand current events by triangulating them with less provocative parallels. Such is the case for people trying to make sense of the protests and riots growing across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. In the 1999 cult … Continue reading What a 21-Year-Old Comedy Can Tell Us About Anti-Racism Protests

On Sadness after Ferguson, With Apologies to All the Victims of Injustice

For many years, prominent activists have meticulously documented the structural racism, sexism, classism, and other pervasive, systemic injustices that define the lives of Americans--all Americans, whether to their benefit or to their detriment--systemic injustices so well-worn that they can be hard to see even for people who suffer the consequences. Of course, people have been documenting … Continue reading On Sadness after Ferguson, With Apologies to All the Victims of Injustice