“Reporting from the mean streets of the cul-de-sac”

A spellbinding mini-memoir from our friend the PPRScribe.  My favorite moment: a neighbor, visiting the Scribe and her husband in their garage, goes on a bigoted rant about a Japanese guy who lives down the street.  Their reactions:

The Mister, who is less tactful than I am, got up and abruptly walked into the house. Leaving me to say, “__________.” (I leave that blank in the hopes that I come up with a sufficiently appropriate anti-racist come-back to insert later.)

There’s also a very nice photo with the post.

This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

If you like what we do here at Los Thunderlads, you’ll probably like “This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life: Life, Culture, and Politics in the Obama Age.”  The author writes short narratives that raise surprising questions about American life.  Some particularly strong recent posts include “Racism, A Love Story“; “The War on the New Year“; and “Santa Claus Is a Black Man- And a Black Woman.”