The Big, Bad, Dangerous Black Man

The racist narrative behind the Jussie Smollett and Liam Neeson controversies.

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( originally published this essay, which I wrote in the aftermath of the recent Jussie Smollett and Liam Neeson controversies, on February 11, 2019.)

As the survivor of a violent crime, I can attest that the aftermath is, in some ways, the…