Roxane Gay is one of the writers I turned to in order to find out more about the realities of race in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s murder. Her writing is powerful and heartbreaking and often hilarious. And her work helped open my heart and my mind.
I was reading her book when the news broke about the deaths of Mike Brown and John Crawford. I probably would have spent a lot of time crying anyway, but the essay on Fruitvale Station was especially devastating.
What happened to Oscar Grant will always be devastating. When is this going to stop?
Verdict: Beautiful, read it, there is funny stuff in there too