By Andrew Grant-Thomas

Continuing the dialogue from Mike Barber’s article:Words of advice for White would-be writers on race

If last year’s hullaballoos around Eric Holder (“nation of cowards”), Skip Gates, Sonia Sotomayor, the Birther “movement,” Joe Wilson, Van Jones, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, the movie Precious, and so on … not to mention the foreclosure crisis and economic recession, residential and school racial segregation, criminal injustice, wealth inequities, immigration, and more … if these weren’t enough to remind us that race matters and that how we talk about race matters, well, now here’s Lisa Solod Warren (her original Huffington Post piece, entitled “Two Black Role Models Done In By Hubris, has since been removed) andMike BarberLisaLisa’s legion of critics (see comments), Mike, and Lisa and Mike and Lisa again (see comments) to remind us.

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