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The Aggressive Fragility of ‘I’m Not Racist’ and ‘Not All White People’

Dear Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan, and Becky from ‘The Real World Homecoming’: Please. Stop.

Clockwise from top left: Becky Blasband on ‘The Real World Homecoming’: New York (Paramount+), Sharon Osbourne on ‘The Talk’ (YouTube), and Piers Morgan on ‘Good Morning Britain.’ Image: GMB/Twitter

People can be so exhausting. Correction: Some people can be so exhausting. Although exceptions are generally implied when we generalize, for some people, nothing can be left to implication…




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Jeremy Helligar

Jeremy Helligar

Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa”

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