We Unpack Black Male Privilege

5/17/2018, 10:00:00 AM , duration(0:0:2)
Society & Culture Technology Arts
<p>This week, shortly after multi-hyphenate&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Donald Glover blew up the internet with&nbsp;the video for his song&nbsp;"This is America,"&nbsp;Wesley and&nbsp;guest host Rembert Browne (<a href="http://nymag.com/author/Rembert%20Browne/" target="_blank">New York Magazine</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://grantland.com/contributors/rembert-browne/" target="_blank">Grantland</a>)&nbsp;explore Glover's career, and how he evolved from a likable comedian to a cultural provocateur and authority on blackness. We like Glover's brain and the music and TV he is making, but we also wonder about the speed with which he's been anointed a "genius."&nbsp;Who gets left out when we apply that label so liberally to men?&nbsp;What&nbsp;do women have to do to be considered geniuses?&nbsp;More specifically, why aren't we using that term for black women?&nbsp;And is there such a thing as black male privilege?</p><p>Jenna will be back next week.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Discussed this week:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Mike-XXL-Channing-Tatum/dp/B010NDYAC2" target="_blank">Magic Mike XXL</a>&nbsp;(Warner Bros., 2015)</li><li><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/05/im-not-black-im-kanye/559763/" target="_blank">"I'm Not Black, I'm Kanye"</a> (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic)</li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY" target="_blank">"This is America"</a>&nbsp;(Childish Gambino)</li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0wc1rL8KjY" target="_blank">"That Hump"</a>&nbsp;(Erykah Badu)</li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ib0dZx_agk" target="_blank">"How I Got Over"</a>&nbsp;(Aretha Franklin)</li><li><a href="http://www.vulture.com/2017/02/what-more-does-beyonc-have-to-do-to-win-album-of-the-year.html" target="_blank">"For a Black Artist to Win Album of the Year, They Have to Make an Album of the Decade"</a>&nbsp;(Rembert Browne, Vulture)</li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6M5C-oKw9k" target="_blank">"Miss Independent"</a>&nbsp;(Ne-Yo)</li></ul><p><br></p>