A few months ago my favorite NPR affiliate started this great summer series called "Race Out Loud", and exploration of race in Chicago. It's been stellar: from stories about the segregated late-night seen in Chi-town to the ways that race can be funny, from family narratives to compelling interviews, it's been a thorough and real digging in of an issue that is still a huge part of the fabric of America, and of Chicago.
And they asked me to participate!
Check out the essay I wrote here. Many thanks to Natalie Moore and the good folks at BEZ. I'm humbled and honored to have my voice be a part of this conversation.