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Social Justice

Endnotes to “The Story of O.J.”

“Light nigga, dark nigga, faux nigga, real nigga. Rich nigga, poor nigga, house nigga, field nigga. Still nigga, Still nigga.” -Jay-Z On June 30, 2017, Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) released his 13th studio album 4:44, arguably the most personal and socially conscious album of his career. Subscribers to his online streaming service, Tidal, are privy to […]

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Economic Empowerment

Change is Rational, Humans Aren’t

As someone who studies human behavior, I understand that people are not rational thinkers. Economists think we can be rational, but most people don’t need to read a book to conclude that humans tend to err on the side of the illogical. If you’ve ever interacted with people, you know we can be downright baffling! […]

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Economic Empowerment

Boston, Boycotts, and BREAD

Tonight I’ll be in Boston for a discussion about race, business, and economic empowerment. Dr. King’s words are in my heart as I think about the work Leora and Justin, along with the rest of the BREAD Boston team, are doing. “Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his […]