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The Countdown: Day 16: Beige

Novelist and memoirist Danzy Senna contextualizes the narrative of Barack Obama— a man who is "conveniently black, conveniently not black," as she puts it — vis a vis her satire essay "The Mulatto Millenium."

She's in conversation with the brilliant-black-Brit-in-America Gary Younge, who says the Obama euphoria among some folks will "create a problem for us."

Meanwhile, enjoy a hunka hunka brooding biraciality, or whatever, Vin Diesel. You can go online and watch his youthful breakthrough short film Multi-Facial. (The vid made me laugh at/pine for the cheezy-fab New York of the early '90s).

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