Sam McKenzie Jr

is creating must-read essays and social commentary about racism and more.

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About Sam McKenzie Jr

Thank you for visiting my Patreon page. Please check out the rewards! I tried to make my rewards thoughtful and relevant. 

Here's a quick bit about my story- In 2016, I quit a job that wasn't the best to pursue something more fulfilling. I have a background in nonprofit and government work.

When I write I feel fulfilled. It's my best way to explore the world and express myself. Writing is my full-time job. I have over 100 essays on

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