“It happened whether it offends you or not.”
Some thoughts about Octavia Butler's genius and the evils of censorship, in anticipation of MLK Day.
“That book wasn’t even written until a century after slavery was abolished”
“Then why the hell are they still complaining about it?”
—Octavia Butler, Kindred (1979)
“I would like to honestly say to you that the white backlash is merely a new name for an old phenomenon […] What I'm trying to get across is that our nation has constantly taken a positive step…