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Max S. Gordon

Discrimination

Phil Robertson, Suck My Duck

by Max S. Gordon ● 2:03 PM December 24, 2013
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Max Gordon takes on Phil Robertson’s racism and homophobia–as a black gay man well versed and conversant on America’s appetite for intolerance dressed up as free speech

Discrimination

Concrete Jungle: New York, Fashion And The Apartheid Of Shop And Frisk

by Max S. Gordon ● 1:06 PM November 3, 2013
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This is New York, where I am supposed to be safe, as a black man, as a gay man. The decision we all need to make is about who this nation truly belongs to, and how to stand up to and say no to the people who continue to try to hijack it from us.

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Independent Women: Whatever The Hell You Do On Tuesday, Don’t Make Mitt Romney Our President

by Max S. Gordon ● 3:10 PM November 4, 2012
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Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are still, incomprehensibly, tied in the polls. If George W. Bush could be re-elected after his first four years, anything is possible. Romney and Obama are neck and neck in this race; we shouldn’t be talking about ties in the polls, we should be in the streets, outraged at the mere suggestion reproductive rights could even be threatened, much less overturned.

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Proud Americans, Be Who You Are

by Max S. Gordon ● 10:35 AM September 15, 2012
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From Paul Ryan to Michelle Obama, and every American in between, it’s time for “us vs. them” to stop so we can be we. Equally.

Civil Rights

An American Mourning: A Remembrance of Emmett Till, Rodney King And Trayvon Martin

by Max S. Gordon ● 7:27 PM August 28, 2012
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Emmett Till, murdered fifty-seven years ago on this day, August 28th, in 1955. His death was a crucial turning point for the Civil Rights movement in America.

Celebrities

Whitney: Sister Can’t Fly On One Wing

by Max S. Gordon ● 5:52 PM February 14, 2012
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Perhaps the drugs were Whitney Houston’s “black” scream, the expression of her rage at the dichotomy between the truth of her life and what we were watching onstage.

Discrimination

Brother To Brother: A Letter To Herman Cain

by Max S. Gordon ● 1:46 PM October 6, 2011
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“You see, Mr. Cain, this letter has to come from a black gay man; if a white gay man writes you, you can dismiss him as a crazy white queen, or a faggot, or whatever.”

Civil Rights

Troy Davis and Jamey Rodemeyer: By A Jury Of Our Peers

by Max S. Gordon ● 5:36 PM October 2, 2011
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In a way, Troy Davis and Jamey Rodemeyer were both executed by the state. One intentionally, one by ignorance and hate. I am Troy Davis, I am Jamey Rodemeyer.

9/11 Ten Year Anniversary

Sword and Shield

by Max S. Gordon ● 1:00 PM September 11, 2011
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“Sword and Shield,” by Max Gordon, is the text for a dance performance entitled, “Armide’s Revenge”, premiered at the Cool New York Dance Festival, February 3, 2011.

Discrimination

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free: On Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes And The Help – Part III

by David Badash ● 11:59 PM August 21, 2011
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You know something very bizarre is going on in Hollywood when the movie “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” tells more about the black experience in America than “The Help.”

Civil Rights

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free: On Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes And The Help – Part II

by David Badash ● 11:58 PM August 21, 2011
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You know something very bizarre is going on in Hollywood when the movie “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” tells more about the black experience in America than “The Help.”

Civil Rights

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free: On Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes And The Help

by Max S. Gordon ● 12:20 PM August 21, 2011
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You know something very bizarre is going on in Hollywood when the movie “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” tells more about the black experience in America than “The Help.”

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