How we talk about race
My homie John Randolph (aka Jay Smooth) gave a talk at a TED Conference at Hampshire College. I've known John since 2005, and he's definitely one of those brilliant minds you boast about knowing (since 2005.) But even more importantly, he really has a knack for deconstructing things in a way that most professors can't, adding wit, and precise wisdom to what often seem like abstract ideas. I'd vote this guy into office in a heartbeat, mainly because, well, I know he'd never run.
Check this out.