I wrote about what happens when white people are confronted with big-picture critiques of race and privilege. (If you want to see real-time examples of what I'm talking about, just read the comments on that article.) I was also the guest on Andrew Ti's Yo! Is This Racist? podcast. My Disapproval Matrix, which is more than two years old, is having a little internet renaissance. And I contributed the "Harry Nilsson" to this list of LaCroix cocktails, which are much-needed at this point in the week.
Because I am, apparently, highly susceptible to internet creativity trends, I ordered an adult coloring book. I'll let you know if it reduces my stress. Or maybe you'll find out the hard way when I start scanning in my masterpieces and sharing them with you.
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