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Khalisa Rae
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Senior Writer at Jezebel. Culture journalist, feminist, and author.

I’m with you 100% except for the part where you wrote that you enjoyed it. This show is fucking trash! Read more

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Oh, this ship sailed long ago for me from episode one where Lucas was allowed to be over at some white kid’s house playing D&D until well after dark (never mind in Indiana), with all that implies - most prominently that he, a black child, would have to ride his bike at night through a rural community.

Then the whole Read more

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I just rewatched part of the newest season, and one thing that struck me was the scene where they all realize the basketball and D&D games will conflict, Lucas flat-out asks his friends, “Please come to my game,” and the other kids don’t even consider it for a second.

There’s also the moment when Lucas sees them after Read more

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This study doesn’t seem to point to anything particular beyond the fact that kids in general get teased if they’re different, which happens to all kids, not just black kids. It’s hard to say since the actual journal is closed access, and therefor I can’t actually read what methodology they are using, but the sample Read more

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The new season was pretty bad actually. Very predictable and very poorly written in general. But this is such a dumb take on the show. Lucas has received just as much, if not more character development than all the side characters. The shows main character is 11, the other characters are secondary characters. Maybe Read more

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Please tell me how neither Thriller or Rockwell’s Somebody’s Watching Me not been a factor in either Lucas or Erica’s life? No Mary Jane Girls? Atari? Run DMC? Whodini? Soul Train? New York Hot Tracks? Read more

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The real trial by fire is if she can hump the floor in a wedding dress in front of a live MTV audience while singing Like A Virgin. If Julia can nail that, then she’s good to go. Read more

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I don’t know that the film itself is a good idea, but daaamn... based on her work in Ozark, she seems like a perfect fit for the scrappy, confident Madonna of my (and her) youth.
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Just stop with the 1980s- 1990s  on REPEAT, and embarrassing yourselves.  Read more

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“Papa, Don’t Preach”. . . travesty. Read more

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I wonder what other celebrities will be portrayed in the movie? Michael Jackson? And when will the story end? Early 1990s? 
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would 100% rather watch this audition process then the movie itself. Read more

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Saying that Biden is to blame is stupid. The only question is “which of the following are true?”: Read more

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If Trump was in the office, we’d be going through another World War instead of a recession. Read more

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Anyone who says they can make sure a recession never happens is lying. At best they can postpone one.

Thing is, recessions are necessary for a healthy economy. Its how the economy trims itself, preparing for new and better growth.

Like forest fires, keeping them from happening at all costs tends to make them worse when Read more

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How every celebrity should have to travel from now on. Read more

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I respect that she’s trying to get into law however she can, not everyone is a natural scholar.  Read more

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