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Kevin Cokley

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Kevin Cokley, Ph.D., author of The Myth of Black Anti-Intellectualism, is director of The Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Public Voices Fellow.

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The selection of Queen Bey to deliver a song identified with Mahalia Jackson ignored the importance of spiritual conveyance in the music that moved a people to action.  Read more

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This special brand of rage is omnipresent and, at times, all-consuming. Read more

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America's once-favorite TV dad needs to take his own advice. Read more

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The 'are you black enough?' question is perilously close to the racist one-drop rule of yore—whether called by blacks or whites. Read more

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