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The wages of identity politics. When the memory of the 19th century radical American leader and thinker, Frederick Douglas, was enlisted (hopefully unsolicited) for a commercial for 1970s TV ad for afro hair gel.

Further Reading

No more caricatures

Engaging seriously with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s life could help us understand how South Africa got where it is and where it’s going.