“Underground Railroad” By Colson Whitehead
Please read this book.
Reading black writers helps me put the madness of this week into a manageable hierarchy of human experience. In short, I’ve been so deeply depressed, I’ve barely been able to walk around my own house. I study our history so I can survive the arduous journey with at the very least a lack of a shocked expression on my face. Years ago I had a discussion with Mr. Cosby about the wide & deep stream of fascism in this country. He basically pooh-poohed my position. And here we are… it’s not new. It has a new presenter. It is America being who and what America has been more often than not.