I’ve always been uncomfortable with the label “ally”. Not the concept you understand. People who consistently take a stand against bigotry and injustic…
Steve QJ
It seems to me that both racism and identity politics are built on the same faulty premise. Namely, that the colour of your skin or what you have betwe…
Steve QJ
One of the side-effects of writing about race, is that you get a disturbingly clear view of how it dominates people’s view of the world. It’s not just …
Steve QJ
In the wake of the 2020 presidential election there was a question I heard over and over again; How could so many black people have voted for a racist …
Steve QJ
If you’ve spent any time arguing on the internet, you’ve come across somebody like Van. Somebody so convinced that they’re right, that they assume anyb…
Steve QJ
I suspect I’m in the minority, but I’m much more polite online than I am in person. The anonymity of the internet makes me more patient with insults an…
Steve QJ
Martin Luther King has a lot to answer for. He spoke so beautifully, so precisely, so powerfully, that many black writers try to emulate him. The probl…
Steve QJ
It’s always strange to start a new project. Will it succeed or fail? Will it last for years or a fizzle out after a few weeks? Most importantly, how sh…
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