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Black Excellence is not a Performance (Audition)

To elude that Mayor Bottoms is in a pseudo-state of authenticity as she executes her call and duty as the leader of such a prolific city is not only insulting, but a collective belittling black excellence endures in this country. The nerve to place black excellence anywhere near the word performance is the tagline for those who wish to keep chains around black necks. Unfortunately, because the white imaginary can not extend blackness beyond the acts of the minstrels, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' implementations as the city leader were reduced to auditions.

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