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Viral ‘Beer Guy’ Carson King Isn’t a Martyr for Cancel Culture

The issue isn’t whether this local mini-celebrity should be canceled. It’s that white Iowans refuse to treat racism as an actual problem.

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WWhen I was in eighth grade, a friend of mine dared me to walk into a Walgreens and steal something. My friend said she did it all…

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Jennifer Harvey

Jennifer Harvey

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America author. Educator & activist committed to our collective anti-racist practice. @drjenharvey

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