"There are toxins that seep, deep and quick, into our bloodstream, and live for days or decades there. The lies become a part of our internal architecture, contouring our minds to frame the world in line with these unsophisticated, wrathful appraisals. It’s just so easy to believe, isn’t it, that we are small, ugly, ill-equipped, or unredeemable. These are thoughts that we’ve been fed, sprinkled like sawdust into our bread, mingled with the milk of imperfect upbringings, sublimated in TV ads and screamed by scarred hearts. It’s a contagion, often accidental in its spreading, but so lethal, diffusely cruel, machete-sharp." (read more

Fort Wayne Shootings: America's Blindness to Black Death (on Middle East Eye)