Will Smith’s Slap Shows That White People See All Black Violence As Political

White analogies serve to move Smith’s interpersonal violence into the realm of policing and political oppression. It’s an old move in the playbook of whiteness that centers their political anxieties.

Will Smith slapping Chris Rock. Source: New York Times.




I write to explore Black personhood, the life we have built in the shadow of full citizenship. Follow me on Twitter @Established1865.

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Hal H. Harris

Hal H. Harris

Black on both sides. Medium Writers Challenge Winner. The founder of Established in 1865. I Tweet @Established1865. E-mail is hal.harris@est1865.com.

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