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Olivia Waite is a romance author, practicing feminist, and wide-ranging dilettante.

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism - James W. Loewen A significant work of history, and a very eye-opening read about the way that racism and income inequality reinforce and perpetuate one another. I wonder what if anything has changed since the crash of the housing market, and -- though this is a tiny, tiny criticism in an otherwise stunning pile of data -- I really wish he hadn't ended the chapter on remedies for residential segregation with a quote from Three Dog Night.