Sorry, but My Pessimism Is Stronger Than Your Diversity Training

If you want to imagine a world without racism, it’s gonna take much more than a kumbaya soundbite

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I’m not even a full-blown Afro-pessimist. I still have too much hope in the tank to be a dues-paying member. But you can only sell me so much about America before I pull out my Afro-pessimist wrench and start unwinding the lug nuts of your argument.

Writer and poet holding down Columbus, Ohio

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