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Unexceptional Racism by Drew Downs (Drew Downs)

At the root of American identity is an impossible paradox. A truth we wish could coexist so much, we would take up arms to defend it.

We want to be exceptional and equal at the same time. But we can’t. It’s impossible.

Sunday Paper is my personal collage of long-form articles, between 1,000 and 20,000 words, that I have saved during the weekend, that I found interesting and which I think require deep slow thinking. I think they are best read on a Sunday morning as a sort of personal Sunday newspaper. The pastor's writing is a…

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The Media Are Like Deer

[caption id="attachment_18168" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image CC0 by Volkan Olmez[/caption] The media are like deer: they love the bright, shiny lights of fire and are mesmerised, intoxicated by its glow. They won’t cover the 10,000 peaceful marchings or even the objects thrown at them by the residents of the neighbouring community. They’ll look at the 100…

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“Our sympathies are entirely with the Negroes"

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][caption id="attachment_17187" align="aligncenter" width="960"] "Our sympathies are entirely with the Negroes"[/caption][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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