ESSAYS

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“There’s Nothing to Honor in the Confederacy,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 29, 2017.

“The Violence of White Privilege,” Truthout, November 1, 2016.

Book Review of The Strangers Book: The Human of African American Literature by Lloyd Pratt, MELUS, Fall 2016.

“The Privilege of Knowing You’ll Never Be a Police Brutality Victim,” Salon, July 10, 2016.

“How Close We Are to Slavery,” Salon, June 19, 2016.

“Nina’s Strange Fruit: Inside the Jim Crow Childhood of the High Priestess of Soul,” Salon, February 21, 2016.

“The Last Drive to an Execution,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 15, 2015.

“South Carolina does not do subtle racism”: My life inside a segregation academy, Salon, July 8, 2015.

“Blacks in America have lived with terrorism for centuries”: Monstrous History at the Heart of the Charleston Massacre, Salon, June 19, 2015.

“Killing the In Cold Blood Killers: The Secret Remnants of a Grisly Execution,” Salon, April 13, 2015.

“Lynching Epidemic’s Reign of Terror,” Salon, February 24, 2015.

“A History of Killing Black Men and Getting Away With It,” Truthout, February 6, 2015.

“The Ominous Symbolism of the Noose,” Los Angeles Times, October 27, 2014.

“Tinkering with Ohio’s Machinery of Death,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 7, 2014.

“The Questions Ohio Should Be Asking About the Death Penalty,” Death Penalty News, November 8, 2013.

“The Other Iranian Execution Stories,” Death Penalty News, October 29, 2013.

“Poems for a Month of Openings,” Green Spot Blue, April 11, 2011.

“It’s Not Over for Wisconsin: Obscure Books about Labor Struggles,” Green Spot Blue, March 14, 2011.

“Things Past: Coming to Terms with the Orangeburg Massacre,” Green Spot Blue, February 8, 2011.

“Readings for a More Complicated Black History Month,” Green Spot Blue, February 4, 2011.

“Multiculturalism as a Site of Suspicion: American Responses to Public Acts of Violence.” Columbia Journal of American Studies, Fall 2009.

“Ever Onward: The Frontier Myth and the Information Age.” Fast Capitalism, Vol.1:1, 2005.