Maya K. Francis

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What’s Unsaid in the #BlackLivesMatter Discussion

Francis: Police brutality is just the first item on the agenda.

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Allure’s Misguided Guide to Afros

Francis: On living in a country that loves black culture more than black people.

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Whitewashing History

Francis: What do Ben Affleck and the Confederate Flag controversy have in common?

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Blackness Isn’t Transferable

Francis: Dylann Roof, Rachel Dolezal, and the experience that can’t be borrowed.

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Serena Williams Is Black and Female

Francis: Why our greatest athlete doesn’t get her due.

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How to Handle Sex Assaults on Campus?

Francis: The Emma Sulkowicz case suggests there are no easy answers.

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Tony Come Lately?

Francis: Candidates — local and national — suddenly discover that black lives matter.

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Why I Won’t Watch Floyd Mayweather Fight

Francis: How much should we expect of our athletes?

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The Astonishing Ubiquity of Walter Scott’s Death

Francis: We absolutely need video to prove police misconduct. But does over-saturation risk desensitization?

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Trevor Noah and the Never-Ending Cycle of Internet Shame

Francis: In the Digital Era, a mistake is never just a mistake.

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Sometimes, Racism Is Just Racism

Francis: No excuses for the OU frat boys.

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Medicating Women’s Feelings? What Else Is New?

It’s as sexist as it is timeless.

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Why Jonathan Chait Is Wrong About Political Correctness

Francis: Does it challenge "bedrock liberal ideals" — or white men with platforms?

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Three Lessons for Police

What Philadelphia can learn from New York’s example.

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Why "I Can’t Breathe" Matters

LeBron and other athletes take up the activism their predecessors declined.