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New American traditions

Dying at six learning to scatter losing your job to a machine with a hammer Instagram manifestoes presidential tweetstorms nationalism apologists convenient drone wars luxurious camo edible rhinestones selfies with paintings sprayed-on cheekbones everyone gets cancer debt is the norm twenty-room McMansions broken shoes for the poor children in cages rosé all day floods every year it’s the American way.


Those of us with storm brains and dark skin and valid distrust aren’t waiting for a white man to save us. We are building something more, waiting for a sign for the revolution to begin. And then? It won’t be scheduled. It won’t be sanitized. It won’t be hidden. It won’t be a question.