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“If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”
— Lyndon Johnson

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My story “The Ace of Knives” is eligible for a Carl Brandon Society 2015 Parallax Award!

“The Ace of Knives” was a story in Postscripts to Darkness 6.

Nisi Shawl uses it in her workshops as an example of code switching.

But it’s a juried award, so I don’t have to campaign for it, lol.

 

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Laquan McDonald and the ‘System’

You see, we as a society make choices about what and whom we value and ask police departments and judicial systems to put those values into action. Police shootings are simply an extreme example of our disparity in valuation.

Read the rest here.