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We Will Be Seen

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.

Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Parade Day

Today is the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. I am watching it on television in Brooklyn while the Puerto Ricans are parading up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

Train Songs

The breakfast rush was hitting its peak when we learned about the dead woman lying not far from Table Four.

Fiction

No One Dies Alone

I got the call around 2 AM. I’m surprised I even picked up. “Can you come in?” the voice said. I couldn’t say no. So here I am. Bedside. Hands folded. Lots of silence. Lots of time. Nothing to do but think.

Readers Write

Bravery

Facing the police, facing your parents, facing the truth

Personal Stories By Our Readers ▸
One Nation, Indivisible

February 2020

Featuring Sue Monk Kidd, Michael Meade, Parker J. Palmer, and more.

Political Excerpts From Our Archives ▸
The Dog-Eared Page

On Foot And On Faith

I did not seem to be walking on the earth. There were no people or even animals around, but every flower, every bush, every tree seemed to wear a halo. There was a light emanation around everything and flecks of gold fell like slanted rain through the air.

A Classic from the Bookshelf ▸
Quotations

Sunbeams

Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives here. See whose face it wears.

Audre Lorde

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