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Why Ken Lay Is Not Like Martin Luther King

I read this today and nearly spit coffee on my keyboard: The Reverend Dr. Bill Lawson compared Lay with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus Christ, and said his name would eventually be cleared. “He was taken out of the world right

John McWhorter, What is Wrong With You?

Hey kids, remember John McWhorter, the shufflingest shuffler that ever shuffled? He’s still shuffling. blac(k)ademic caught him on CNN last month and… it wasn’t pretty: i turned on my television yesterday and came across your two hour talk on cnn, where you were promoting your

Why I’m Angry: Abeer Qasim Hamza

People ask me why I am so angry all of the time. Putting aside the fact that I don’t spend 24/7 angry, I tell them that I have plenty of reason to feel this way. Today’s reason? This post by blogger Y. Carrington. The short

Cultural Appropriation

I told you before that I’m a Science Fiction and Fantasy fan. I also write in that genre. You probably wouldn’t know me if I told you who I am. At any rate, last month I attended the WisCon Feminist Science Fiction convention, which is