Zaron Burnett III
Zaron Burnett is an investigative journalist and longform features writer based in Los Angeles. He covers culture, politics, race, and other perplexing mysteries for MEL.
If our fellow Americans saw us as Americans — as equals, and not as Black people first — they wouldn’t need to ask what we want. To quote James Baldwin: You know exactly what I want.
We protest because we are not safe. White America turns us into a threatening presence inside their heads — and we die because of what they imagine
A reappraisal of the genre is no joke; it’s actually a worthwhile study of male anxiety, fear and other difficult-to-express emotions from the early aughts