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Cultural ‘Cleanliness’ Wars Spotlights White Hypocrisy

Some White folk spend a lot of time monitoring Black cleanliness. Meanwhile, others barely wash up at all.

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Over the last few weeks, White celebrities have been making headlines for their hygiene practices. On schedule, social media descended into…




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Medium Creator Fellow. Award-winning TV news journalist. Freelance writer. Mad question asker.

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