“The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer.” James Baldwin. The Nation. July 11, 1966.
“As JRR Tolkien reminded us, the only people who inveigh against escape are jailers.” Neil Gaiman. October 15, 2013
“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” Malcolm X
In several ways, I have seen on social media: “Dear white people, listen”—coming in the wake of the failure to charge Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown.
Here, I want to catalogue those voices that speak to that need to listen.
Harlem, Lanston Hughes
Only Words, Roxane Gay
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