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Attica Locke

The author of the acclaimed noir novels Black Water Rising and The Cutting Season tells us about stories of freed slaves, oil barons and gangsters on the run – books that capture the outlaw spirit of her home state

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Civic Ideals

by Rogers M. Smith

“In Smith's view America offers “ascriptive citizenship”, which means that access to rights, power and privileges are determined by race, gender, ethnicity and religion.”

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