1. 2018 was the year of the “narrative.” Race was understood as playing a constant, critical, and central role in that.
At their simplest level, narratives are stories that explain the way the world works. Dominant narratives often attach to and support the intentions of current sources of power and resources. They are reiterated and reinforced in any number of ways; once embedded in public consciousness, they can be called up through the use of a single wor