Joel Gunz

This Juneteenth, the white middle class should recognise the crimes of their forefathers

While Juneteenth commemorates the day that slavery was abolished in the United States, the salient point is universal. We white folk need to recognise our hand in instituted evil.

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Joel Gunz

Joel is known the world over as the Alfred Hitchcock Geek. He’s known around Portland, the Bay Area, and Venice Beach as a VR filmmaker. He also writes about religion, cult survival, race issues, and politics. It’s not always clear where these readers are, but they do leave him very nice notes in the comments section. His writing has appeared on or in such publications as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Commerce Magazine, and The Oregonian, as well as at, on, and/or in ads, signage, and ephemera for American Express, Nike, Xerox, and many other companies. Joel is distantly related to you. Get to know him wherever fine social media connections are made.

Images of death: The burden photojournalists carry

The stark image of a father and daughter’s failed odyssey to America has rightly shocked the world. But those who immortalise these scenes are deeply scarred by what they capture.

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