Stop Dictating How Black People Should Spend Their Stimulus Checks

Respectability politics make it hard for us to just live free

Morgan Jerkins
ZORA

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The writing was on the wall late last summer. Back in August 2019, Popeye’s created a fried chicken sandwich complete with a pickle, mayo, Louisiana hot sauce, and Cajun seasoning on a brioche bun that instantly became a phenomenon. Business Insider

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Morgan Jerkins
ZORA

Morgan Jerkins is the Senior Editor at ZORA and a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, “Caul Baby,” will be published by Harper in April 2021.