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Barrett Pitner
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Attended Northwestern University
Lives in Washington, DC
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I wrote about Bernie Sanders (I interned for him way back when).
I’m a young black guy and the Bernie Sanders I worked for related to me. But can he do that nationally? It won’t be easy.
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I wrote about Black Twitter
Black people have always talked to each other, of course. What’s different now is that the white folk can eavesdrop. It gets interesting.
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Yesterday (aka Monday morning in Australia) I was on "Mornings with Joe O'Brien" to talk about the Charleston shooting, my article, and racism in America. Below is my interview -- I was the opening guest for the show.
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I wrote this about Rachel Dolezal.
She shouldn’t have lied, and of course she can’t really ‘be’ black. But if she wants to be culturally black, why can’t she?
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The new season of Washington Weekly is here. We talk Keystone XL Pipeline and I have a great roundtable discussion with Tom Rogan, Tess Vanden Dolder, and Daphne Chang. Check it out.
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Here my take on the Atlanta Hawks, Bruce Levenson and the racist email controversy.
Philips Arena - the home of the Atlanta Hawks After reading about the email controversy surrounding Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson that resulted in him deciding to sell his ownership of the team, I cannot help but think about Atlanta’s — my home town’s — institutional racism and its former unofficial slogan of being “A City Too Busy to Hate.” During the 1950’s and 60’s in the South, when school integration became the ...
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Same article from earlier; new headline.
Black people have always talked to each other, of course. What’s different now is that the white folk can eavesdrop. It gets interesting.
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My latest piece for The Daily Beast.
They may have proposed removing the Confederate flag, but now down in Columbia they’re bracing for the Klan. This terror must end.
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No, we’re not surprised, at all. Dylann Roof’s hatred was reinforced by the people and symbols all around him in South Carolina.
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I wrote this.
For most of history, the word didn’t have a racial connotation. But now it most definitely does. So just. don’t. use it.
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Here's my piece about Millennial voting habits. I explore why Millennials believe that their votes need to "matter."

http://www.gvhlive.com/gvh-daily/2014/9/16/millennials-why-should-your-vote-matter
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  • Northwestern University
    Journalism, 2010 - 2011
  • Furman University
    Political Science, 2000 - 2004
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  • The Daily Beast
    Columnist, 2015 - present
  • GVH Live
    Senior Editor, 2014 - 2015
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    Director of Journalism, Communications & Strategy, 2013 - 2014
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    Multimedia Producer, 2011 - 2012
  • Institute for War & Peace Reporting
    Intern, 2011 - 2011
  • Feature Film Industry
    Freelance Video Assist Operator, 2004 - 2010
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