Keith Boykin




Author of For Colored Boys, Beyond The Down Low, Respecting the Soul & One More River to Cross.





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The Supreme Court is simultaneously making it easier to buy an election and harder to vote in one, says Liz Kennedy at Demos.org.

The Supreme Court is simultaneously making it easier to buy an election and harder to vote in one, says Liz Kennedy at Demos.org.

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Justin Simien’s new satire Dear White People opened with $344,000 in sales at the box office, giving it the second-highest per theater average in the country with $31,273 per theater at 11 theaters.

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Two privileged white men sit in an air-conditioned TV studio and debate whether white privilege exists in a country where white men make up only 31 percent of the population but have run virtually every aspect of government, business, and daily life for the past 300 years.

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I woke up this morning to a disturbing Breaking News Alert on my phone that the U.S. Supreme Court will permit Texas to enforce its clearly discriminatory voter ID law. The law allows voting officials to accept gun licenses and military ID to vote but not student ID from state schools or ID from federally recognized Indian tribes. The trial court struck down the law as an unconstitutional poll tax that could disenfranchise 600,000 Texas voters, most of whom are black or Hispanic.

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Dear White and Black People, Go See This Movie
Review By Keith Boykin
“Dear White People" goes beyond Spike Lee’s 1988 classic "School Daze" and John Singleton’s 1995 film "Higher Learning" by presenting a current, nuanced look at identity that no longer simply pits Black against white but instead reveals the growing intersection of our cultures, where pro-Black activists date white partners and listen to rock music and ostensibly insensitive white men rock out to hip hop and rap.
Read my full BET column here.

Dear White and Black People, Go See This Movie

Review By Keith Boykin

Dear White People" goes beyond Spike Lee’s 1988 classic "School Daze" and John Singleton’s 1995 film "Higher Learning" by presenting a current, nuanced look at identity that no longer simply pits Black against white but instead reveals the growing intersection of our cultures, where pro-Black activists date white partners and listen to rock music and ostensibly insensitive white men rock out to hip hop and rap.

Read my full BET column here.

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The final scene from “How To Get Away With Murder” last night.

The final scene from “How To Get Away With Murder” last night.

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Twitter reacts to the Michael Dunn sentence today. Dunn was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

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