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July to September Reads | Quarterly Wrap-Up http://bit.ly/10dUMp6 (by robotnic)

Reading Week #27 http://bit.ly/103US2r

Reading Week #27 http://bit.ly/103US2r

Radio Reviews: The Judge, Palo Alto & Bjork: Biophilia http://bit.ly/1waQSHa

“have written about white men and how prominently they figure in our culture. I have written about the ease with which they move through the world. I have written about how far too many white men are unwilling to acknowledge that ease, that privilege. They hate that word, privilege. They hear it as an accusation rather than a statement of fact. They see it as an attack on their character or an attack on their way of life. They feel threatened and, perhaps, they should. They know how good they have it. They know what their lives would be like if they lost that privilege. No one would willingly relinquish such power.”

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Roxane Gay

http://t.co/9vHh0NRyFY

52 Books 2014 – September Reads http://bit.ly/1s6Tc1b

52 Books 2014 – September Reads http://bit.ly/1s6Tc1b

Reading Week #26 – Ladybits Ahoy http://bit.ly/110vlay

Reading Week #26 – Ladybits Ahoy http://bit.ly/110vlay

“In 1909, President William Howard Taft told the country that “intelligent” white southerners were ready to see blacks as “useful members of the community.” A week later Joseph Gordon, a black man, was lynched outside Greenwood, Mississippi. The high point of the lynching era has passed. But the memories of those robbed of their lives still live on in the lingering effects. Indeed, in America there is a strange and powerful belief that if you stab a black person 10 times, the bleeding stops and the healing begins the moment the assailant drops the knife. We believe white dominance to be a fact of the inert past, a delinquent debt that can be made to disappear if only we don’t look.”

“An unsegregated America might see poverty, and all its effects, spread across the country with no particular bias toward skin color. Instead, the concentration of poverty has been paired with a concentration of melanin. The resulting conflagration has been devastating.”

The Essayist Project: An Introduction http://bit.ly/1seWGQY
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