This is a slightly edited version of a piece that I originally wrote January 21, 2008. Barack Obama hadn’t even been elected president at this point in time. Breonna Taylor was only 13 years-old, while Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice weren’t even born yet. As a nation, we were on the verge of a time…

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I don’t want to be that person…I really don’t. I don’t want to be the writer who publicly shames another writer, the publication they work for, and the editor they answer to…but I’m gonna do it anyway…because…well…some things just need to called out. With the release of DOLEMITE IS MY NAME on Netflix, someone at…

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