Just because you have a platform, doesn’t mean you should always use it. We’re looking at you, actor Anthony Mackie:
“Like my nephew wanted to grow dreadlocks. I’m like fine, I’ll sit you down and I’ll watch The First 48 with you and everybody you see on that show, that’s doing something wrong, they’re black dudes with dreadlocks. So, do you want to be seen as part of the problem or do you want to be an individual?”
Ah, yes. Those respectability politics that work so well. Just ask Don Lemon.
Team Blackness also discussed the State of the Union both before and broke it down after President Barack “I have no more elections to run. I know because I won both of them” Obama set the room on fire.