Mychal Denzel Smith

Why Do African-American Superstars Like Chris Rock and Bill Cosby Go Out of Their Way to Stigmatize the Less Fortunate?

In 1996, Chris Rock told a joke. Granted, he told a number of jokes, because he’s a comedian and that’s his job. But he only told one joke that would come to serve as the basis of analysis for a generation of would-be sociologists and pseudo-black-intellectuals everywhere.

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Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

This article first appeared in The Nation

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A Closer Look at Michelle Obama's Speech: When Black Kids Want to Learn and the World Tells Them 'No'

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