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Philip Kurian


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Wake up

“The transition from one order of life to another is not always accomplished by degrees, like sand running through an hour-glass, grain by grain.


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Shades of black

The language of culture obscures its limitations. From time seemingly immemorial, African Americans have fought within culture’s contradiction—to be oneself, and to be black.


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Against reason

We hear it all the time, from birth to death, socialized (or deluded) to order the senselessness of our existence: This is right. That is wrong.


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The Jews

You are not required to complete the work, yet you are not allowed to desist from it. —Pirkei Avot (The Book of Principles), 2:21 Such describes the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam. Perfecting,...

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