There now exist identitarians and labelphiles, caught up in what you are and not what you think, where you’re from and not where you’re headed.
Islamophobia is a meme, and for all the benign and zeitgeist-capturing memes around, this one is insidious, clothed in superficial virtue, and intensely virulent.
The one who thinks the same at 25 as she did at 20 has not made anything like the most of the intervening years.
“They have fought a failing fight for life… stunted by the death of criticism.”
– W. E. B. Du Bois
I am a lot of not things.