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The Purple Icon and Black Genius

What Prince Taught Us About Black Art and White Supremacy

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June 7, 2022 would have been Prince Rogers Nelson’s 64th birthday. There are two things about that sentence that feel wrong to me. The first is assigning an age to someone who seemed to exist in a space beyond all human constructs. The second is speaking about Prince in the past tense — as a phenomenon that…

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