Black Barbies: Love Me or Leave Me

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I have really terrible taste in music. Ask any of my friends and they will tell you my taste in music stalled somewhere in 1997 when Sarah McLachlan’s Surfacing came out. If I can’t sing along to it, I can’t … Continued

Animal Liberation Is Not Terrorism

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On January 16, 2006, two federal agents pulled off of Oregon’s Route 66 and onto a dirt road in the Southern Cascades, about nineteen miles northeast of downtown Ashland. They didn’t get far. There was a blizzard, and the road … Continued

Confessions of a Hair Weave Addict

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It was a long road to recognizing my racial identity crisis. I did not realize it in junior high when I basked in the glory of being told by my friends that they did not consider me black because I … Continued

Us Against the World

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The most politically fraught movie of the summer may be Brad Pitt’s zombie flick World War Z, because of a brief act that takes place in Israel and that has given rise to competing interpretations of what it all means. The movie has political overtones, though, … Continued

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