For Somali Americans, traveling to Somalia is seen as a criminal act under the U.S.'s racialized, Islamophobic terrorist imaginary
What it is to be encountered as a surface, to be constantly exposed as something you are not.
Getting paid for sex upholds the fantasy of unconditional love by masking the very real conditions of lovability
To clean the unwashed masses, American social reformers built public pools. You will believe what happened next.
The massive plastic trash gyre isn't an island, it's the disaster of capital circling the globe on ocean currents
A few network stars can't hide the fact that the black family sitcom is in deep decline
The fight documented in Dana Goldstein’s The Teacher Wars may be a lost cause
Racialized sexual fantasies imagine desire as an array of exciting ice cream flavors, but the consumer is always assumed to be vanilla.
An interview with Jarvis Derrell, the man behind @shehashadit on Instagram
A review of Helen Oyeyemi's novel Boy, Snow, Bird