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One should understand Justice Alito's representation of Asian Americans in his dissenting opinion as indicative of how the system of racism evolves in order to maintain itself. Specifically, Asian Americans have become a proxy group for White Americans.
Consider this: classic noir movies are about truth rather than erotic satisfaction. A MacGuffin pulls a narrative down a track criss-crossing the love story that will make the movie end happily. We want the happy ending, but not too soon.
The next time you read an inspiring book, listen to an enchanting melody or even pass by a well-structured piece in some boutique window, do not be surprised if it turns out to be the work of another “architect on hold" struggling to reconcile theory and practice in the contemporary world.
At the end of the service, after the monks left with their stern but beatific expressions, I stepped out to the terrace, hundreds of feet from the sea. At the distance the sun shimmered, calming the waves of the Aegean. The morning was all aglow. Was I beholding a revelation?
A reflection on Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila that sets the novel in the context of African and world literature.