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The NAACP Image Awards, Awkwafina, and Giving Space to Whiteness
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The NAACP Image Awards, Awkwafina, and Giving Space to Whiteness

Most Black institutions, including the NAACP Image Awards, were created because Black people were openly and systematically excluded. In recent years, the desire to make Blackness palatable to white markets and audiences has meant the erasure of Black people from the same spaces created for them.

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