December 18, 2012

RACISM IN OBAMA’S AMERICA: RG III, ‘Cornball Brothers,’ and the Blackness Code: The new enforcers of racial authenticity use racist logic to define blackness. “It could be a comedy routine on Saturday Night Live — the notion of a black man standing before some kind of Blackness Panel to determine if he’s black enough. What would be the qualifications? Who would the questioners be, and what would they ask? How would the scoring work, and would there be a talent requirement? Singing and dancing, possibly? And an oath of black allegiance at the end?”