Archives for Nicki Micheaux

REVIEW: Expectations and Faces Get Blown Away in LOWLIFE

Monsters. Fiends. Thugs. Criminals. Terms designated for the dregs of society, those collectively deemed ne’er-do-wells, the refuse with nothing to offer a productive, functioning world; at least, in theory. In practice, they often cast a much wider net of applicability, and their use is rarely so cut and dry. We hear or read them casually tossed off all the time, in the news, on social media, in our day-to-day conversations, without much thought towards implication. Effective shorthand allowing for easy depersonalization and dismissal (it’s no coincidence they’re often loaded with racially-charged connotations), making it easy to refuse to see things
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