"When you tell the truth, it's naturally going to offend people afraid of the truth, afraid of what the truth might force them to do," says writer Sherman Alexie.
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Roxane Gay is a novelist and short story writer. Her previous books include Bad Feminist, Difficult Women and An Untamed State. She teaches English at Purdue University.
In celebration of Fresh Air's 30th anniversary, Seth Meyers joined Terry Gross for a taping in front of a live audience on June 9, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pa.
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"This instrument right here, born in Africa, but then made in America and then altered by white America — that's the story of so much of our music," Rhiannon Giddens says of the banjo.
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