Lisa Frankel

Black Lives Matter

Thoughts after listening to a radio interview

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I sit here and I listen.

I listen to the news and I’m worried. Our country feels like it’s poised on some precipice; one that was supposed to have crumbled with Brown v. Board, and with the work of visionaries like Martin Luther King. But it never did go away, though the history books, (penned by white hands,) claim that it . . .

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November 03, 2015

The American Passport

New Delhi, 2006 (re-edited in 2013)

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“That would fetch over a million rupees on the black market, you know.”

I glanced up at my friend Satnam in surprise. I was filling out my guest information in the hotel log book while I waited for him to come meet me to go out to dinner. I had been mentally salivating at the thought of an air-conditioned room. ‘Hot’ doesn’ . . .

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June 12, 2013


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