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Posts Tagged: police brutality

Hybrid by Nature: A Conversation with Tara Campbell

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Tara Campbell discusses her new book, POLITICAL AF: A RAGE COLLECTION.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Heather McHugh

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Heather McHugh discusses her new poetry collection, MUDDY MATTERHORN.

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Arrest Record

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A Black boy, no matter how young, was not a child. He was a future criminal.

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The Blacker the Berry, the Quicker They Shoot

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Fear is real. Pain is real. Loss is real. Suffering is real.

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Stay Free: Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha

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Cha constructs a Los Angeles sharply different from most representations of the city.

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Turning and Turning: Jericho Brown’s The Tradition

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[T]his is a book in direct conversation with literary tradition.

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Racism’s Shadow: A Conversation with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

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Maurice Carlos Ruffin discusses his debut novel, WE CAST A SHADOW.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Justin Phillip Reed

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Justin Phillip Reed on his debut collection, Indecency, why he loves struggling with connotation, and the irresponsibility of American society.

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SquareRoot of Love, Politics, and Power

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If we really believe that love is important and necessary then where is it, especially when it comes to world politics and power?

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The Burden of Teachable Moments

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My voice begins to crack so I clear my throat. I look at each one of the girls one by one. The heat in me rises. My skin feels like the Texas pavement in July.

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A Deeply Human Act: Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

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What is so extraordinary about this collection is its lyricism, its humanity, and its urgency.

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From the Editors: On Charlottesville and White Supremacy

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Rumpus editors share their thoughts on Charlottesville and white supremacy. When we have a platform to speak out against hatred and bigotry, we must use it to do so.

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There Is Simply No Time for This: Whose Streets? and Civil Rights Cinema

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It is unlikely I will see the US justice system evolve toward an egalitarian ideal in my lifetime. But Whose Streets? does offer a clearly visible North Star.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Nikki Wallschlaeger

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Nikki Wallschlaeger discusses her new collection Crawlspace, why she chose to work with the sonnet form, and how segregation in American never ended.

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On Grief and Inheritance: A Conversation with Brionne Janae

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The poet Brionne Janae discusses her debut poetry collection After Jubilee, intergenerational trauma, and writing her way into historical personae.

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Slang and Swagger: Riffing with Jeff Chang

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Jeff Chang discusses his latest book, We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation, his work in hip-hip journalism, and the beauty and humanity of political protest.

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The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #26: Love Is the Ultimate Trip

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My day job is driving on the ride sharing platform, Lyft. Several years ago, I retired from teaching school to devote myself to writing and painting and lived off savings until I couldn’t. Four years ago, I started driving Lyft so I wouldn’t have to take a straight job and could focus on my creative […]

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Multitudes: Policing Black Art

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Editors and producers skin my art and wrap my entire face with it, asking me to write and read in Black face.

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The Rumpus Interview with Emily Raboteau

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Emily Raboteau discusses her essay, “Know Your Rights!” from the collection, The Fire This Time, what she loves about motherhood, and why it’s time for White America to get uncomfortable.

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On Suffering and Sympathy

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What is the distance between sympathy and action? How do we travel from one to the other?

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Rising Above the Rink: Remembering Bill Nunn

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In those little moments, a higher truth emerges from above the rink: with some humor, peace becomes more possible.

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Boyz n the Hood, Chi-Raq, and America 2016

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And while the faces and nomenclature between these historically discrete agents of change differ, the one governing commonality remains the same: unfettered gun ownership and correlative violence play a pivotal role.

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