Portraits of an American Rebel

by Ryan Wilson cw: police brutality, murder, suicide, depression My tears look like Kids Bleeding out on asphalt and in playgrounds They are brightly colored skittles Falling from limp hands into a scattered red rose plucked as buds for having the audacity to grow through the cracks in the sidewalk They feel like bent spines…

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Aymir and the Death of Black Childhood

by Ryan Wilson New Haven teenager Aymir Holland faces up to 61 years in prison for allegedly assaulting and robbing an elderly Yale professor, Charles Hill, in November of 2015. While Hill was unable to number or identify his attackers, one of the other two teenagers arrested for the assault reportedly told police that Aymir…

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How Much a 20 Dollar Cost

by Ryan Wilson Earlier this week, the U.S. Treasury Department announced plans to replace the image on the $20 bill of former genocidal maniac (and president), Andrew Jackson, with a portrait of Harriet Tubman. It was initially widely believed that Tubman would be completely replacing Jackson on the bill. It was later announced that Harriet Tubman,…

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Open Letter to Associate Master Christakis

In anticipation of the Halloween weekend soon to arrive at Yale, an email was sent out by Dean Burgwell Howard and the Intercultural Affairs Committee in which they implored the Yale body to “avoid those circumstances that threaten our sense of community or disrespects, alienates or ridicules segments of our population based on race, nationality,…

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