Jeremy, you sure you want this article circulating still? You might want to delete it or rewrite it. I agree with your thesis, but the Smolett case is evidence to the contrary (an exception to the rule). Turns out the people you criticized for questioning him were right to do so. It reinforces the notion you oppose and it is no support for the fact that investigators doubted him because he was a black man. Anyone of any color will be questioned when the evidence does not hold up. And, in the end, how Smolett was treated demonstrates a large dose of black/gay privilege. That is, the reaction to his fraud was dampened because he belongs to the victim class.

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