Vol. 2, Issue 25
“Both The Tarboro Three and A Sin By Any Other Name demonstrate just how far we are from living in a post-racial America. And both works make abundantly clear that before the white South can hope for redemption, it must be ready to confront a long history of racial sin.”
-George Hovis, “Dismantling the Confederacy”
they/them cast spells with mascara wands in secrecy / always had pigtails to play with / dreamed of being a sniper over cherry pie / and buttercups gathered from wet football fields / in helmets that never fit.
Two new works of racial activism from North Carolina provide meaningful insights into ways white Southerners might confront their history in order to participate in a national movement to seek reconciliation, understanding, and reparations. A Sin By Any Other Name and The Tarboro Three demonstrate two different kinds of courage: the first is a young Christian minister’s personal tale of emerging progressive activism within a conservative region; the second book offers a historian’s unflinching gaze at a miscarriage of justice from the 1970s, an account that navigates a dangerous path through competing claims of racial and sexual politics.
I am an avid Halloweener. My family cultivated a lasting love of dressing up and thriving in the throng of decorated houses and costumed kids that will resonate in my heart forever. It’s a time when everyone can cast aside their inhibitions and be silly, scary or sexy with little to no consequences. As someone who’s always felt a little bit different from everyone around me, I feel like this time when everyone else puts a mask on is the time when I can take mine off and let my true self show.
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