American Fiction, Black Trauma Porn, and White Audiences: What Gives?

Bayard Ruskin Was the Real Deal

Robert Pacilio
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs
3 min readFeb 14, 2024

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If people protest racism, they are not protesting America.
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I will never forget when my friend told me to watch the TV show “The Wire.” He told me it was gritty and well-written.

It was gritty, alright. Well written? I suppose if you like watching “entertainment” showing white cops trying to deal with the black underclass, whom…

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Robert Pacilio
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs

San Diego County “Public School Teacher of the Year.” (32 year veteran) Author of five novels & a memoir available on Amazon and at www.robertpacilio.net.