African American Studies | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Law and Politics | Law and Race | Race and Ethnicity
Overwhelmingly, black folks have close encounters on a regular basis with being marginalized, insulted, dismissed and discriminated against. It is the natural consequence of still being considered little more than a Negro in this country. Especially for the “Exceptional Negroes.” But, as we will see, the truth is that even with our exceptionalism, we are still just “Negroes” to white America and in case we forget that, they will swiftly remind us.
Ellis, Traci, "The Exceptional Negro: Racism, White Privilege and the Lie of Respectability Politics" (2018). Publications & Research. 2.