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Originally published for The Cut. When I was in grade school, my mother couldn’t afford to give me many privileges. But once a year the penny-pinching went entirely out the window: Picture Day. No matter what, my mom would take me down our block in Harlem to the salon, where I’d have my annual $15 wash-and-set […]
Racism-as-entertainment-value commodifies centuries of pain and dilutes it down to the potency of a supreme annoyance.