Category Archive: Editorial Staff

Seeing through Colorblindness

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“Teaching the N-Word” montages memory. Emily Bernard carefully assembles personal history across time, place, and people. She describes the ways in which we uphold and subvert our constructions of race, traversing an emotional… Continue reading

N-Word 2.0

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Maria’s recent post about Emily Bernard’s essay, “Teaching the N-word” is richly haunting like reading a slave narrative or a bill of sale for a Negro wench or YouTube comments about President Obama’s… Continue reading

Words, Sticks, and Stones

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What I’ve always loved about sports is the complication of the human element. I love sitting at the 400 or 500 level of a baseball stadium and hearing fans complain about umpires missing… Continue reading

A Summer of Visual Arts and Artists

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This summer I finally fulfilled my desire to paint a self portrait. The portrait turned out to be a triptych in acrylic paint and it certainly shows my novice level, but who cares?… Continue reading

Reading More Writers of Color

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I recall fiction writer Victor Lavalle saying that his work is often compared to black writers whose work he does not recognize as similar. Lavalle felt that a lack of familiarity with black… Continue reading

Waiter! There’s some Spanish in my soup!

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Um, can someone please tell me what balabusta means in English? What about Sukkot?  Can these words be accurately translated and is there some value that is lost in the transaction, this linguistic… Continue reading

Welcome World!

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Welcome to Delenarts.com, a blog about the arts and living the ethnic pastiche by American writers of color. “Delen” has etymological roots in Old Dutch and the verb form means to…Click on the… Continue reading