Michael Eric Dyson–I Love Blackness

Michael Eric Dyson is a brilliant public intellectual and a great friend. I love talking with him because he’s genius and because he loves Blackness so deeply. Here we dive into some of the messages in his new book Entertaining Race where he talks about the history of Black Americans being entertainers on every level. We are performative on a celebrity level from music to screen to sports, but we are also amazingly and beautifully performative on every level. Regular Black folks talk and walk and greet each other in ways that are expressive and performative and beautiful. We talk through all of that.

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Toure Show Episode 301

Host & Writer: Touré
Senior Producer: Jackie Garofano
Assistant Producer: Adell Coleman
Editor: Ryan Woodhall
Photographers: Chuck Marcus, Shanta Covington, and Nick Karp
Booker: Claudia Jean
The House: DCP Entertainment
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