Joy Comes in the Morning

I couldn’t relate to what that might feel like—an enduring faith, a sort of cosmic calm. I couldn’t imagine blind trust in something larger than myself. And then I watched the Virginia Cavaliers play basketball this season.

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Sports, ReligionAshley Spinks
The Gym

I have never been athletic and I have always been anxious. For years, I saw no connection between these truths—in fact, I assumed they were mutually exclusive conditions.

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Ashley Spinks
It's True, Donald Glover Can't Save You

If we begin Black academia with Glover, if we decontextualize ideas about race and privilege and oppression from their roots, and allow those ideas to exist only in 2018 as “new” or visionary, we erase decades of progress, and we erase decades of struggle.

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Ashley Spinks