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One of the most frustrating aspects of the lies being spread about critical race theory was the defaming of Derrick Bell, a founder of the field who risked his life fighting segregation in Mississippi. I wrote about his life, his work & his legacy here:

The Man Behind Critical Race Theory
By: Jelani Cobb
"Diversity is not the same as redress, he argued; it could provide the appearance of equality while leaving the underlying machinery of inequality untouched."

Calling entertainment reporters. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is holding an info session at 9AM PDT on Wed., Sept. 15. Get tips on what you need to qualify to join #HFPA and judge #GoldenGlobes Globes. RSVP here: @NABJLAOfficial @NYABJ

Thank you to the Sewanee Writers' Conference for posting the reading that I did from my book THESE AMERICANS. Also at this link: Mario Chard and Kimberly Reyes reading their poems! @mariochard @Kimerama @sewaneewriters

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Writers Kimberly Adores

Gwendolyn Brooks

Reginald Shepherd

Camille Dungy

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Rebecca Traister

Cameron Crowe

Lucy Grealy

Oscar Wilde

Claudia Rankine

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The acceptance speech to end all acceptance speeches

Then there was also this one