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By Quraysh Ali Lansana for zack. for mark. I. the red undertones that inform my melaninwere birthed in the black mountain foothillsnear the tennessee-mississippi border. my great grandfather albert found freedomjust before the trail of tears migrationand hooked up with an ornery blackwoman in… Continue Reading “Mascot”

Football as Metaphor and conundrum

By Quraysh Ali Lansana I am a native of Enid, a place that feels difficult locating on a map. Oklahoma has such a vexing history regarding race, class and the rule of law. Oklahomans also love football almost as much as life itself. Think… Continue Reading “Football as Metaphor and conundrum”