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CNN Presents Another 'Black In America' Special (...Groan....)

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act December 7, 2012 at 10:43AM

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Black in America

LOOK OUT! DUCK! HIDE! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!!

CNN's Soledad O'Brien is going all black and cultural again, which means it's yet again, time for another of her patented Black In America specials for CNN.

Or as I like to call them, her "Let's-explain to-white-people-just how-weird-and-screwed-up-black-people-are" specials. I mean, really again?

Let's face it. These programs are not made for us. I think we know pretty well what it like to be Black in America, and O'Brien can do 1000 of these shows and it still would just scratch the surface. So if they're not made for us, then who?  Hmmmmmmmm.

In fact, last year, I actually talked to O'Brien about who the real audience for these specials were, and she basically danced around the issue, giving me some rehearsed, pre-packaged generalizations, but not answering my question directly.

Anyway, in case you're interested this latest installment, which will premiere this Sunday Dec. 9, at 8PM/7PM Central, focuses on Who is Black in America?, in which the show will examinie if "being black is determined by the color your skin, by your family, by what society says or something else."

Oh boy. You just know where this is going. Do I hear "tragic mullatos" anyone? And I'm sure the Vice President of Explaining All Things Black to White People Who Talks a Million Miles a Minute, better known as Michael Eric Dyson, is sure to make a guest appearance on the show.

Here's a clip from the program:

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