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Sugar, Water, and of Course, Purple

It looks like Chappelle is coming back. I think I'm one of, like, five people in the world who never completely understood his departure. I'm also one of only two people who thought his standup was even funnier than his show.


I came up in a conscious household. No ribs. No purple stuff. I feel like blackness is being questioned.


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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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