A. Kay Emmert
A. Van Jordan
Afaa Michael Weaver
Alan Michael Parker
Ann Bogle
Ari Banias
Arielle Greenberg
Arlene Weiner
Beth Loffreda
Bhanu Kapil
Brian Gilmore
Caitie Moore
Carina Finn
C. Bennett & J. Bozek
Charles Bernstein
Casey Llewellyn
Cynthia Cruz
Collage Miami
Courtney Moore
Crystal Smith
Dan Beachy-Quick
Danielle Pafunda
David Wright
Dawn Lundy Martin
Deirdra McAfee
Dodie Miller
Eleanor Henderson
F. Geoffrey Johnson
Francisco Aragón
Hans Ostrom
Ira Sadoff
Isaac Myers
Ivy Schweitzer
James Hall
Jan Clausen
Jane Lazarre
Jena Osman
Jennifer Chang
Jennifer Militello
Jenny Browne
Jericho Brown
Jess Row
Jim Hayes
JoAnne McFarland
Joelle Biele
Jonathan Fink
Joseph P. Wood
Joshua Clover
Joshua Weiner

As Cornel West writes in Race Matters, "The interplay of individuality and unity is not one of uniformity and unanimity imposed from above but rather of conflict among diverse groupings that reach a dynamic consensus subject to questioning and criticism." Thank you everyone for responding to the Open Letter Call. These responses are (in the words of Robin D. G. Kelley) "a space to imagine and a vision of what it means fully to realize our humanity..."


If you sent a response and do not see it here please resend with "open letter" in the heading. I will continue to post responses to Race and the Creative Imagination as they arrive. If you do not see your name on this page and are moved to join this exchange of ideas, thoughts and meditations please do. Please. Respond to openletter@claudiarankine.com

In peace, Claudia Rankine




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