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The Day My Outrage Went Viral

Racist attitudes against my Brown daughter energized me to raise my voice

Illustration: Jo Yeh

NNot long after arriving in the United States, I took my daughter to a playground in Bethesda, Maryland, the D.C. suburb where I grew up. That day, the only other children there were a pair of white girls, who sat side by side at the top of a green plastic slide. When she saw them, my…




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Mathangi Subramanian

Mathangi Subramanian

Author of A People's History of Heaven

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