Amy E. Robertson

Amy E. Robertson

Reader, writer, globetrotter. Seattle native who has lived in six countries (current home: New York). Food obsessed. Bylines in NPR, Wall Street Journal, Vice MUNCHIES, Budget Travel and more.

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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Secret Plan for America by Nancy MacLean The Possessive Investment in Whiteness by George Lipsitz Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Hillbilly Elegy by J D Vance Convenient Hatred by Phyllis Goldstein White Robes, Silver Screens by Tom Rice

Understanding Charlottesville: Race, Religion and the KKK

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Hate speeches and attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia, shocked people world-wide. But marginalization of and discrimination against people of different colors and faiths have roots that stretch back to the United States' founding. Here are a few suggestions for books that will take you closer to today’s reality, by looking deeper into the past.

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Living the Expat Life

"As diverse as we expats are, we are also a tribe. We share the experience of straddling places and cultures, and our adventurous spirits are tinged with nostalgia, because no matter where we are, we have left bits and pieces of our heart in other places. We become jacks of many cultures, masters of none. We may return to the same place, but like the proverbial river the waters have changed, and we can never be the same person in the same place again." Amy E. Robertson is on the move again, from Beirut to New York. More to follow

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