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Tressie McMillan Cottom On Confronting Racism, Sexism, And Classism

We are more comfortable in our culture talking about the distant past. We love black history; it’s black people we don’t like.

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After The Reading

The woman pouring wine at the reception
exchanged a look with me —
each of us with arched brows
asking the other,
You believe this shit?
Poetry

Swimming Lessons

your legs clasped like irons around his torso  
pinch me if you need to breathe he says
before diving toward the cement floor    his long arms gliding
like a manta ray keen on kissing the sea bottom  
your bodies settling into the quiet like an anchor
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