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Comedian W. Kamau Bell writes about racism at the Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley, CA

I’m a big fan of comedian W. Kamau Bell. He and his wife and child had a harrowing-but-all-too-common experience at a cafe in Berkeley this week. He writes about it on his blog. Here’s the opening: Dear Elmwood Cafe 2900 … Continue reading

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POEM: the memory hole (for Bishop Desmond Tutu)

the memory hole (for Bishop Desmond Tutu) Twice this week I talked to people who didn’t know Bishop Desmond Tutu. The small giant with the impish laugh who strode across the landscape of my high school years, my classmates & … Continue reading

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Responding to the post-Katrina race war in New Orleans

The current issue of The Nation has a very disturbing report on white vigilantism in New Orleans after Katrina. Here’s a description along with a link to pressure the NoLa authorities to investigate these crimes: A new report in The … Continue reading

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