What the Hell is Water?


Over the last year--and what a year it was in this regard--Southern writer Rob Rushin penned a series of essays in which he explore the nuance of privilege and came to grips with his own quiet racism. The series, taken as a whole, was among the more honest and reflective pieces I read all year.

"That’s one hell of a word: racism. It’s a fighting word, a conversation stopper. And its weight has come to be so restrictive that it allows too many of us who carry racist attitudes to pretend it does not apply to me, oh no, because I am a decent, well-intentioned person, and some of my best friends, &c." - Rob Rushin | Immune to Boredom


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