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Your Black Friend

by Ben Passmore

Ben Passmore's short comic zine is a critical contribution to the dialogue discussing race in the U.S. It's almost like a letter from your black friend directly to you, about race, racism, friendship, and alienation.

This great description from Razorcake offers some great detail:

"It’s especially poignant for a lot of white people in the punk and independent music culture who may think we’re past racial issues. Passmore shows how they continue to endure and effect him. He shares his feelings on what he wishes white people understood and what he wishes they’d do and not do."