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“I’m a real black man,” shouted the Nigerian cabbie, while driving me home. I wasn’t surprised at that point; he’d spent the past 15 minutes telling me everything that was wrong with the African American community. Like our lack of community. Blacks and division have gone hand-in-hand for ages. When I was growing up in Chicago,
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"I'm getting tired of blacks thinking they have a monopoly on suffering," came the reply to my Facebook comment. I wrote: "Who said that?! Black people have a daily struggle, but stop demonizing them for lack of opportunity and prison recidivism." Our exchange, of course, was prompted by a meme arguing the morality of toppling