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Spike Lee provided my 2017 Thanksgiving “binge situation” when I learned he’d partnered with Netflix to release a new adaptation of his 1986 flick She’s Gotta Have It. I remember watching the movie in awe of Tracy Camille John’s character Nola Darling, who unapologetically flaunted her sexuality, dealing with three male lovers without shame. Back in 1986,…

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Imagine you are a Black student at the University of Tennesee at Knoxville, fully aware of the struggles of your ancestors in America. Now imagine that your White professor teaching the class ” Sociology of the Family” gives an exam that includes the following question: Historical research on African-American families during slavery shows that: A)…

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