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“Not A Genuine Black Man”: Wit and Warmth, at The Marsh, S.F.

“Not A Genuine Black Man”: Wit and Warmth, at The Marsh, S.F.

Millennial Notes Brian Copeland: A Genuine Black Genius by Wes Adrianson and Barry David Horwitz With the recent bigoted demonstrations in Charlottesville, anti-Black racism and white nationalism has reached a new peak. Racism has always existed in America—but the current President has charged the bigotry with new energy. Black and white identities are under a heightened collective awareness. Brian Copeland’s “Not A Genuine Black Man” reminds us of our nation’s history through Copeland’s personal history. Copeland weaves together anecdotes about…

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Wes Adrianson

Wes Adrianson

Wes Adrianson is an east bay activist and graduate student at UC Berkeley. He’s worked against university tuition hikes, led campaigns against extreme fossil fuels in California, and organized with refugees in Southern Europe. When not studying or organizing, Wes enjoys backpacking, photography, gardening, and frantically typing poetry in google docs. Raised in a densely artistic home in Los Angeles, Wes was an early fanatic of art, music, and theatre. Some of his particular interests include social movements, ecological and…

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