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The White Men Who Threaten Me With Their Own Suicide

My writing about race and gender has made me a target for desperate white men who don’t want to change

Illustration: Alicia Tatone

The emails started coming in 2018, the same year my book So You Want to Talk About Race came out. They would usually arrive after I had posted an article on race or gender, but sometimes they would appear…




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