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Do the Wrong Thing Part Three: Spike Lee–Head Nigga in Charge

It was Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution’s star witness against George Zimmerman, who has given me, even as a plain dumb white guy, complete permission to use the terminology, “Nigga.” She asserts it has absolutely no racial or negative connotations whatsoever. And … Continue reading

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Do the Wrong Thing Part One

So where’s Trayvon Martin and his posse now? Unfortunately, the only one of that crew we can account for is poor Trayvon himself. The rest of them took the money and ran with it. Where’d they run? Well, off to … Continue reading

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"Nigga" Moments Can Be Fatal: A Frank Discussion About Race in America

During the Rodney King riots of 1992, Tracy Martin’s then young black peers burned down their own neighborhoods, destroyed entire sectors of thriving new business districts that other “black leaders” had begged to come in and revitalize “black” city centers. … Continue reading

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