The editors over at WaPo must have been reading Jack and Jill Politics, because today they’ve run an analysis of “Flavor of Love.” It’s a pretty comprehensive in raising the relevant issues.

What they don’t come out and say, but what is at the heart of the article is this: is America mature enough to handle black people truly acting the fool as entertainers? Chappelle said no and walked away. Flav’s still in the game.

A notable quote:

“It’s like watching the Hottentot Venus on display,” says author Debra Dickerson, who penned an essay for Essence criticizing the show. “It’s without redeeming value. . . . It’s just about exploitation. It’s like having slaves fight for your amusement.”

Where do you stand? Write it up in the comments. Let’s get this party started!

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