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From: UpFront

One of the best-selling creator of Heavy: An American Memoir talks to Marc Lamont Hill in regards to the components that form Black identification.

“We’ve all the time executed direct motion, and that direct motion was predicated on doing what the state didn’t need us to do, which is to look again with accuracy, with acuity, after which make a direct motion primarily based on what we really see,” Kiese Laymon says of Black communities within the Deep South of the US.

“It’s laborious to try this. It’s laborious to try this now with the nation, politicians, social media, and all the pieces, convincing us that, that which we noticed and know, we don’t see or know,” the best-selling creator says of the latest efforts by politicians and teams to ban a whole lot of e book titles, most of them to do with the experiences of racial minorities and LGBTQ folks.

On UpFront, creator, professor of English and inventive writing at Rice College, and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Kiese Laymon, joins Marc Lamont Hill to debate Black identification and systemic racism within the American South.

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