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I Refuse to be a Magical, Exceptional Negro. Let Me Be Messy and Whole. (with Justin Preddie)



Proud Trinidadian and bisexual baddie Justin Preddie joins Nadia Imafidon for a conversation on researching stereotypes, the black woman excellence that is the album Heaux Tales by Jazmine Sullivan, mediocrity, and how whiteness refuses to allow Black people and people of color our full humanity.


Justin (he/him) also shares his guiding tenants for how he dampens the noise of whiteness, so he can hear his own voice and purpose. He shares a few questions he asked himself to help craft his own narrative of success, including: What kind of impact do you want to have? What do you want to impart? What do you need to do to be the best version of yourself so you can be the best version of yourself to your community?


Justin is a Black queer social psychologist studying how race, gender and sexual orientation interact to affect the judgments we make about other people.



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