The thing about having a biweekly column is that I actually have to write that joint biweekly! Check out this week's installment in The Weekly Dig (free at Boston newsstands and cool places like Relic; also free at the Internet and places like this blog). I take a flash backward to my high school years and the making of a young radical:
As president of the Black Student Union, I was constantly called into meetings about issues of race. I spent an unhealthy amount of time compiling reports on the quality of life for students of color. While I should have been learning in the classroom, I was often expected to teach, on demand, from my presumed edition of the Negropedia: A Comprehensive Repository of All Black Knowledge for the Edification of White People.