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Smith: The Black movie theater experience

“A wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to...

Smith: Mocking Dr. King’s legacy

In a few days, those of us who actually know — and who genuinely embrace — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy will endure...

Smith: Facing mortality

“It’s time for a biopsy.” My doctor spoke those words calmly, though not necessarily solemnly. He added, in his matter-of-fact manner, “It could just...

Smith: A man apart

In 2003 I resigned from an executive role at a company that ranks in the top third of the Fortune 500. I did so...

Smith: Who’s canceling whom?

It is a gross understatement to say that one of the major social controversies of our day is the notion of so-called “cancel culture.” Conservatives...

Smith: Is there common ground on our history?

This past June, I wrote a column about critical race theory. My point can be summed up as follows: “I cannot overemphasize the fact that...

Smith: Rittenhouse and race

In English grammar, the present perfect tense can refer to a state of being or an action that started in the past and continues...

Smith: Don’t throw them away

When people think of a “typical” Jamaican, the following image probably comes to mind: a red-headed (slightly graying), somewhat rotund white man who stands...

Smith: The root of the problem

Left-leaning pundits frequently argue that today’s GOP is the party of white grievance and that Donald Trump is the personification thereof. While this view...

Smith: I was called the N-word

In 2015, I took my then-8-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter to a play called “Anne and Emmett.” The play centers on a fictitious conversation...
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