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Are Black People Allowed to Make Mistakes?

Will Smith at the 94th Academy Awards. Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times

By now, we have all heard about that incident…

During this year’s Academy Awards televised show, Will Smith slapped Chris Rock after Rock made an insensitive joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss.

The altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock, two beloved men not just in Black Culture but in popular culture, has stirred some very interesting discourse…




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Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese is a writer & podcaster. Featured in WIRED Magazine (Sept 2020) & I-D Magazine (Dec. 2021) She is based in Philadelphia.

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