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Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

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Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Ace of Spades was an amazing book that gives a very in-depth look at racism, classism, and sexual discrimination from a global perspective. The author is not from the U.S., and although I pictured the setting as taking place in the U.S., it just goes to show that these types of discrimination, including racism, are not just limited to our country.

The story follows two protagonists, a black male, and a black female, and each chapter is written from one of their perspectives. Ace of Spades is not some sort of social justice warrior gibberish — it’s a wonderfully-written story that actually inspires the want for social justice in a world where the playing field is uneven from the jump-off.

Right off the bat, this book tells you that it is like Gossip Girl meets Get Out, and I couldn’t describe it more perfectly than that. It has all the right aspects from both of those things, combined into a single masterpiece.

This post is less of a book review and more of a perspective on how I myself have seen and interacted with these issues over the course of my lifetime.

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COVID-19: Why I Am Ashamed to Be a Southerner

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COVID-19: Why I Am Ashamed to Be a Southerner

After standing on the sidelines for nearly two years without putting in my two cents (especially on social media), I have finally decided to give this opinion piece, but it’s on my own personal blog. That means that the only people who will care to read it are people who are interested in my opinion or simply stumble across it somewhere on the Internet and decide to read it. I hope it provides some insight and could potentially help somebody in one way or another.

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