On Harriet Tubman and the $20 Bill

May 15, 2015

"The dollar is history's measure of the distance between power and virtue."

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The Horse Race vs. The Human Race

May 15, 2015

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For Walter Scott

April 8, 2015

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Getting Some Racial Me Time After #RaceTogether

April 8, 2015

Some thoughts on my much-publicized appearance last month on MSNBC’S “All in with Chris Hayes,” talknig about the Starbucks #RaceTogether campaign.

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If My Defense of Racism Was a Robin Thicke Song Would I Get Sued For It?

March 17, 2015

A breakdown of why all our race conversations are like crappy autotune pop songs. AKA a preview of your next visit to Starbucks. (via Fusion.net)

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After Selma, Separating the Work from the Triumph

March 6, 2015

What we get right, and wrong, when we compare today's young activists with the civil rights generation.

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The Oscars, and Learning the Craft of Being Good

February 24, 2015

My latest video for Fusion, on the Oscars and what we can learn about being a good person.

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Marshawn Lynch and the Theater of Disobedience

February 5, 2015

My latest video for Fusion.

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Why Kendrick Lamar is Right. Even Though He's Kind of Wrong.

January 16, 2015

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On Truces, and What Real Peace Requires

December 26, 2014

I think it’s important not to let focus shift, from supporting victims of injustice, to making those who allow injustice - by actions or silence - feel more comfortable with critique. But for the record, here’s why the best way to honor good police officers is not to stay home and be silent, but to go back out there and say Black Lives Matter, twice as loudly as before.

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