25 Years After Friday, Remembering John Witherspoon, the Perfectly Imperfect Black Dad

With his slightly confused oldhead squint, Pops reminded me — and many others — of our own fathers

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With his slightly confused oldhead squint, Pops reminded me of my own father, and not just because of his defecatory power. While they’re both wise, kindhearted men, they’re also — and I say this with all the love in my heart — fucking rough.

African from Texas• Staff Writer at LEVEL • Black politics, Celebrity interviews, TV & Film Criticism • Previously: MTV News, San Francisco Chronicle

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