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The holiday season is not for the faint of heart.

It requires strategic gift-buying and meticulously orchestrated seating plans. Mastery of the subtle interplay between hours-long cooking times and unusual dietary requirements. It takes fraught negotiations about Christmas movies and guest sleeping arrangements.

And then, if you get through all…

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The recognition of black personhood has been agonisingly slow. From savages to property, second-class citizens to token hires, we’ve consistently been seen as a little less capable, a little less civilised. Something a little less than human.

Which is why watching progressive attempts to “understand” us, is so…frustrating.

Things like…

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I’ve noticed a trend lately. In every conversation about discrimination or politics or social justice, every time it’s suggested that society is getting better, or that attitudes are improving or that humanity isn’t irredeemably evil, somebody will start talking about “some people”.

Those scumbags.

Oh? You think the world is…

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