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Tamara Winfrey Harris

Tamara Winfrey Harris is a writer who specializes in issues of race and gender, and their intersection with pop culture and politics. She is working on a book about the racist and sexist underpinnings of the "black marriage crisis."

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We can't fully understand American slavery and its legacy without mining the diversity of enslaved experience in scholarship as well as film. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

ABC's Scandal makes us root for a fundamentally despicable version of American democracy led by a cabal of corrupt Republicans run amok. Should we feel guilty?  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Somewhere in America Miley Cyrus is appropriating black culture, but she's certainly not the only artist—we've got a long and tangled history of it.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power