Claudia Rankine Does Not Win the National Book Award; Related: National Book Awards are Dead to Me


Can we call things "racist" or "thoughtless" or "shitty" or basically anything less eyeroll-inducing than "microagression?"

We don't *all* have fancy high school degrees, you know.
OK, fair enough., but Ursula K. got her cred minted and gave a stirring address. Please see by blog post today @ for excerpts of her comments and other commentary on her award.