38 Years Later: Did You Really Think ‘Ebony and Ivory’ Was a Solution to Racism?

Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder’s unifying message is still relevant, but is anyone seriously listening?

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5 min readMar 27, 2020

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Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney recording “Ebony and Ivory.” Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

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Nabil Ayers is a Brooklyn writer whose memoir “My Life in the Sunshine” was published on June 7, 2022 by Viking/Penguin. www.nabilayers.com