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A Wrinkle in Conviction: Ava DuVernay, Black Celebrity, and the Manipulation of Revolutionary Aesthetic

Ava DuVernay is hedging her bets, looking to portray herself as both pop culture educator and blameless conversant in a larger, more complicated discussion. I stopped being disappointed by Black celebrities a while ago. I think it was a long time coming, but it was cemented last year when I saw that RocNation Brunch tweet...

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Beacon Pressed: ‘White Fragility’ and Performativity at Publishing’s Latest Woke Darling

Beacon thrives on liberal antiracism, which is shallow and is exemplified perfectly in the self-help, individualist tripe ‘White Fragility’ serves up. If you ask most white people to quote Martin Luther King Jr., you’re likely to receive one of two responses. Liberals and conservatives will probably misquote “I Have a Dream,” mentioning the table of...