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You’re actually safer than when you were a kid… unless you’re black

I’m the last person to try and “do math” to make a point. Even so, it doesn’t seem far-fetched to conclude that while the risk of facing violent crime has gone down for most, Blacks face a uniquely treacherous threat that the rest of the population does not: the threat of being targeted by the very people who are meant to be our protectors.

Why I Tell Stories

While cleaning out my stash of half-used notebooks today, I came across a sealed envelope titled “Why I Tell Stories.” On the back flap was the seal date of 04/20/2010. Not too long ago, but I still had no idea what it was. When I opened it, I realized it was from an exercise one […]