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"If my defense of racism was a Robin Thicke song, would I get sued for it?"

In this installment of the Illipsis, Jay Smooth argues that our racial discourse has become just as shallow and predictable as the latest cookie cutter pop songs on the radio, lamenting the endless cycle of gaffe, backlash and defensiveness that dominates media coverage of racism, and wonders how the “purists and connoisseurs” of racial justice can dig deeper for the vital conversations that don’t get as much airplay.

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