What Writers Can Do to Help End Terrorism, Oppression, and Racism

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In light of the recent terrorist attacks, and the surge in Neo-Nazism and white supremacy, I keep asking myself, how can I, a writer, lend a hand to my grieving, fearful, angry brothers and sisters?

In January I visited the amazing Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, Spain, not too far from the Las Ramblas terrorist attack. The primary architect, Antoni Gaudí …

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It’s the early 1900s in Western America. Hamburgers, air machines, and vacuum sweepers have just been discovered. Racism and bigotry plague the Valley of Sorrows following the Native Relocation Act and the influx of foreign immigrants. When Moojie Littleman is abandoned by his adoptive father…READ MORE

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What Writers Can Do To Help End Terrorism, Oppression, and Racism

In light of the recent terrorist attacks, and the surge in Neo-Nazism and white supremacy, I keep asking myself, how can I, a writer, lend a hand to my grieving, fearful, angry brothers and sisters? In January I visited the amazing Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, Spain, not too far from the Las Ramblas terrorist … Continue reading What Writers Can Do To Help End Terrorism, Oppression, and Racism

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