Is It Inappropriate to Call Kids ‘Sexy’?

“You look sexy!” exclaims my neighbor to my 6-year-old daughter. I laugh uncomfortably because though I know she’s showing some knee, I’d never call her sexy. She’s cute. Kids are cute. They’re not doing anything to warrant sexual attention. My daughter looks at me confused because we’ve had conversations about the word "sexy" in the past, ...

Black Lotus: The Best Memoir On Racial Identity This Year.

“How do you stop a n***er from jumping on the bed?” asked Sil Lai Abrams’ younger sister. “You put Velcro on the ceiling!” As they both roared with laughter, Sil Lai’s father came charging into the room and said, “I don’t know why you’re laughing, Sil Lai, you’re one,” stopping them in their tracks. This is how ...