Why America's Obsession With Seeing Jussie Smollett Punished is Disturbing

When a guilty plea becomes food for racist fodder

Jussie Smollet | Photo Credit | BBC/Atelier Fredrick Ltd (AFL FIlms) via the Guardian

Last December, a jury found Jussie Smollet guilty of "falsely reporting a hate crime." And given the rise of hate crimes against Black people in America, these false reports are a White…




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