Milo Yiannopoulos, UC Berkeley, and respectability in a time of post-truth

As harrowing footage of the protest of Milo Yiannopoulos’s cancelled event at UC Berkeley have filled up my social media feed, reactions arguing that protest plays into his hands— many of them peddled by self-identifying liberals—abound in equal measure. I write the following as a “response to the responses” of sorts. Before I give a critique […]

Thoughts on The African Voice in the Immigration Debate

To the detriment of the immigration reform debate, the African/Caribbean voice is silent. This is not to take away from the summer of 2012 when my Kenyan-born self came out as undocumented during a Maryland DREAM act rally in front of Baltimore’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office and marched for the same cause later […]