My White Grandfather and the Black Dissent of Kyrie Irving

River Irons
6 min readNov 14, 2022
An old picture of my grandparents’ house in Maryland.

My grandfather was a Holocaust denier.

From my childhood years to my early teens, my mother would leave my Protestant father to watch TV in his armchair and take my siblings and me for a day trip to her parents’ severely Catholic home. It was a central meeting place where our extended family could sit around the dining room table to discuss religion and politics…

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River Irons

I grew up in a cult. I escaped. I still search for freedom from oppressive constructs. Digital Artist, Storyteller.