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While We’re Talking About Will Smith’s Behavior, Let’s Also Talk About The System That Helped Create It

While we discuss our country’s trek to normalize violence, we need to also look at White supremacist respectability politics that police the behavior of Black bodies and not forget that history was made last night.




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Maia Niguel Hoskin, Ph.D.

Maia Niguel Hoskin, Ph.D.

Professor, Forbes Contributor, Race Scholar, Activist, Therapist, Keynote Speaker, Consultant, Wife, Mother, & Addict of Ice Cream &Cheese. www.drmaiahoskin.com

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