Cornell West posits that to fuel democratic energies, we must maintain hope. “The tragicomic is the ability to laugh and retain a sense of life’s joy–to preserve hope even while staring in the face of hate and hypocrisy–as against falling into the nihilism of paralyzing despair” (Democracy Matters 16).
“At seven sharp, I’d watch Mom heat our dinners up. I used to wonder why She’d never eat dinner much. I hit my first dice game On some beginner’s luck, And ate good all week. Meet the winners chump. We … Continue reading →