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Representation isn’t reason enough to bask in Black trauma on television

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Along the course of writing this essay on Amazon’s new series — in which I intended to recount my deep history with horror films and how ruined me for life — Duante Wright was killed by police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Shortly thereafter, body cam footage from the March 29 shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago hit the internet.

As I write this, Black America is reeling, the bodies of our people shoved through a systemic machine that churns out stacks of Black victims. We hadn’t even gotten to the hashtag part of one killing before…

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