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Maybe Tyler From ‘Boomerang’ Was Right: Everything Is Racist

Thirty years ago, I rolled my eyes at the trope. Now I don’t.

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When Eddie Murphy’s rom-com Boomerang premiered in 1992, the critical reception was lukewarm at best, but over time, the film earned its place as an underrated ’90s classic. Arguably one of Murphy’s best films and the launchpad for several now-familiar Black…




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