Too many sadly don’t get it. The problem with Trump’s video of lewd comments isn’t the video, it’s the excuses. It’s the casual brushing-off of the thing as ‘harmless words,’ as though there’s nothing inherently wrong with the line of thinking that went into it.
In 2016, Blackness is loved and hated; envied and despised; iconic and criminal; embraced and feared all at the same time. It is marked by hopefulness, sadness, brilliance, anxiety, rage and joy. It is the sauce and the lemonade.