We tend to pay disproportionately more attention to racism’s mangled bodies than to its ‘invisible’ manifestations.

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In a 1965 interview with Alex Haley, Martin Luther King, Jr. called the then governor of Alabama, George Wallace, “a demagogue with a capital D” who symbolized in America “many of the evils that…

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When America elected Trump four years ago, it agreed to enter a bad relationship with him. A relationship in which the abuser, Trump, claims ad nauseam he is the aggrieved party. Now that America, the abused, has decided to move on with someone else, he is not happy. He tells…

History is not an artefact, or a golden nugget, to be sanitized and bequeathed to subsequent generations.

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In the season 2 finale of Outlander, time-traveler Claire Fraser visits a museum featuring, among other artefacts, a wax sculpture of Charles Edward Stuart. In reaction to a fellow visitor’s admiration of the…

Megalomania is a virus. The Megalomaniac is the vector that prowls communities in monochrome robes peddling simple remedies to messy and complicated human relationships.

The only ones amongst us immune to this virus are those blessed and inoculated with self-esteem, discernment, humility, common sense, and empathy.

What is common to…

Like everyone else, I try to make sense of our new coronavirus-imposed reality. I am a visual learner; so I have to see my thoughts physically represented on paper. Since I can’t sketch or draw, or do all those things talented people can do, I use the words of the…

Mr. President,

My Faith in America

Barely a week into your presidency, in the chaotic wake of your travel ban, a relative of mine called to ask if I had thought of going back to Sierra Leone. I asked her why, and she replied: “well, there is too much hatred…

Or the Anxiety of the Minority in the Age of Trump

My name is the most emblematic of my faith. It is a weight I carry, and sometimes these days it feels like a burden. …

M’Bha Kamara

M’Bha Kamara is the pen name for Mohamed Kamara who teaches at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia.

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