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Black in the Midwest

The Midwestern Black Professor Teaching MAGA Babies Is Not All Right

“My job wound up being a lot more than I bargained for.”

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Last month we published a special series on what it’s like to be Black in the Midwest, and invited you to share your own experiences. Following is one of several submissions by Medium writers




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Jonita Davis

Jonita Davis

Jonita Davis is a writer, film critic, and professor. She’s a member of NABJ, AAFCA, a Rotten Tomatoes critic, and an adjunct professor.

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