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George Davis

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The State of the Union May Be Better Than We Think

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 12:45 PM

Suppose Barack Obama is a "Magic Negro," as some of his detractors saw and quickly ridiculed so that "thinking" people would not look into the possibility. Suppose we all have the possibility of being magical, depending on how much of our whole selves we can get to download...

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Obama's Black Paradox and Our Own

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2010 | 9:23 AM

He's damned fortunate if we don't and damned fortunate if we do allow that he is black.
We received some crazy responses by email, by phone, and as online comments to our blog post, "Could Obama dare to say that some people attack him...
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Obama Is Black But He'd Better Not Say So

(14) Comments | Posted June 11, 2010 | 5:33 PM

Against blatant racism there are weapons and white allies; against stealth racism, not so many.

It is now politically incorrect to call anyone a racist, even if they are. But how can you tell anymore? Those who used to be identifiable as black racists now have white friends and...

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State of the Union: Rumble young man rumble

(5) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 5:28 AM

My friend, the Miami businessman, Dave Williams, sees things differently than other people. He says this is because he is a space alien. "Muhammad Ali would have been proud of our President last night," Dave said. I fastened my seat belt for a trip into outer space. "Obama did the...

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A Martin Luther King Needs a Malcolm X

(21) Comments | Posted January 23, 2010 | 12:00 PM

Unforgiveness as National Policy

There is a problem with the kind of forgiveness as national policy that I described in a blog post back in November:

There are many things African Americans bring to the American cultural mix that has emerged in the new...

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White People who are "'Blacker' than Thou"

(6) Comments | Posted January 18, 2010 | 11:36 AM

I remember a while back film director Quentin Tarantino said he was blacker than Spike Lee, I assumed it was because he uses the term motherf--er in his movies more often than Spike Lee does in his movies. "With the aestheticized violence, the influence of African American culture is apparent...

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And God Said to Sarah Palin

(15) Comments | Posted January 14, 2010 | 12:21 PM

Is God speaking now only to right-wing Republicans of dubious intellect, or have too many of the rest of us gotten too intellectual to listen? When I was a child God used to speak to me all the time. In fact God said specifically for me to become a preacher,...

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Black Like Me, White Like Thee

(20) Comments | Posted January 9, 2010 | 2:08 PM

The BCS football championship was a great American non-racial moment. Professional and college sports create millions, maybe even billions, of moments each year when racial differences really do not matter in America!

With the news of a professional basketball player, Gilbert Arenas, bringing a gun into the...

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Grading Obama's freshman year as President

(9) Comments | Posted January 4, 2010 | 10:54 AM


I have seen several grades for the first year of Barack Obama's Presidency. Whenever I see a grade of "C", I think that the grader has not marked on a curve that takes into account the difficulty of his...

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