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By Moorel Bey   The recently resigned President of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Rachel Dolezal, a woman born to White parents, says that she identifies as “Black.” But what does this mean exactly? Is this different from being Black? And what does it mean to be […]

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Last December, here at Zeteo, I questioned the naturalistic theory that stress induces African-American parents to abuse their children at greater rates than do European-Americans (even when accounting for income disparity). Citing Jared Diamond‘s observation that communities residing in more dangerous environments tend to engage in harsher and more frequent physical punishment of children, I posed the rationalist theory that […]

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While every journalist and blogger is happy to put his or her own political slant on the motives behind Rachel Dolezal’s chronic, pathological lying, few seem to consider that Dolezal may in fact be lying to cover up an even more frowned upon secret; Rachel Dolezal, who is racially European-American, might actually identify as ethnically Black, […]

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It’s no secret that police in the U.S. are killing people at an alarming rate–more than one per day for the past 15 years. Police killings, particularly ones caught on tape, and especially the killers’ subsequent, seemingly inevitable acquittal, have prompted massive non-violent demonstrations, clashes with police, riots, and even a couple of vigilante shootings of police officers. While well-publicized, these incidences […]

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Hillary Clinton has officially announced her candidacy in the 2016 Presidential election. In her announcement video (above), Clinton claims that “the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top (1:41-4).” It is hard to argue with her, given that she is the wife of a former President. Insofar as U.S. voters are […]

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Or On the Importance of Inclusion To some extent, ethnic art (including film and literature) has been recognized as an empowering tool for minorities. Latino and African-American advocates have consistently pushed for the inclusion of content reflecting the lives and struggles of people of color in art and at school. But while these stories have […]

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Attorney and activist Jonathan Rapping wrote this powerful call to action for The Nation on Monday, asking his readers to consider more than just police overreach when talking about the failures of our criminal justice system: [The grand jury results after the deaths of both Eric Garner and Michael Ferguson at the hands of police officers] underscore […]

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Although the video of this young girl’s spontaneous dance party has been viewed by millions, energetic outbursts by young children on the subway are more typically followed by a parent threatening or abusing the child if he or she doesn’t sit still. I witnessed one such scene on a nearly empty E train the other day. […]

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If a tree falls in a forest and six different news channels capture footage of it, does it matter? The Internet has changed, ever so slightly, the definition of mass media. Major networks still create most of it. Now, however, anybody has the potential to create iconic images if they get enough retweets and ‘Likes’ on Facebook. Recently, a photo […]

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I regrettably ended up with the more dysfunctional of the two ‘solidarity with Ferguson’ protests last night. I didn’t think marching to Times Square was desirable in the first place. Somewhere along the way, however, we went west, and half-an-hour later ended up at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel. For those who are familiar with NYC geography, […]

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Attorney Richard Hasen addressed a case yesterday on Slate.com that will be argued before the US Supreme Court today. Though Hasen describes the case as “exceedingly complex,” he does well to parse out the most relevant details: No one disputes that the Alabama Legislature packed black voters into a few legislative districts, thus strengthening Republican control […]

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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

Attorney Richard Hasen addressed a case yesterday on Slate.com that will be argued before the US Supreme Court today. Though Hasen describes the case as “exceedingly complex,” he does well to parse out the most relevant details: No one disputes that the Alabama Legislature packed black voters into a few legislative districts, thus strengthening Republican control […]

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May 11, 2018

Using personal essay, literary reference, and journalistic voice, the article plants itself on our existential doorstep while illuminating Barnes' novel one more time. Very strong. Thanks.

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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

Attorney Richard Hasen addressed a case yesterday on Slate.com that will be argued before the US Supreme Court today. Though Hasen describes the case as “exceedingly complex,” he does well to parse out the most relevant details: No one disputes that the Alabama Legislature packed black voters into a few legislative districts, thus strengthening Republican control […]

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May 10, 2018

"When these new memories suddenly came upon me … time had been placed in reverse. As if, for that moment, the river ran upstream." Stolen from Barnes's book for my poem "From the Vale for a Soul Making". Great book to write about.

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Attorney Richard Hasen addressed a case yesterday on Slate.com that will be argued before the US Supreme Court today. Though Hasen describes the case as “exceedingly complex,” he does well to parse out the most relevant details: No one disputes that the Alabama Legislature packed black voters into a few legislative districts, thus strengthening Republican control […]

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March 13, 2018

i am looking for spiritual rats that bring money into my room i am from zimbabwe

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