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“What White America Fails to See” by Michael Eric Dyson

Reprinted from the New York Times: SundayReview | CONTRIBUTING OP-ED WRITER What White America Fails to See Michael Eric Dyson JULY 7, 2016 IT is clear that you, white America, will never understand us. We are a nation of nearly … Continue reading

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“Yes, the dogs are loose.”

Jane Byrne died last Friday (1933-2014). She was the first and only female mayor of Chicago, lasting for only a term 1979-1983, replaced by Chicago’s only black mayor, Harold Washington. Though she ran as a reformer, she was trained in the … Continue reading

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Criminal Cards—in the table

Presently, the display in our table (Opening the Books, In the Table/ On the Wall) is part of a collection of criminal cards that I bought at an antique store not far from our house. These were discarded by the … Continue reading

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