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The Emancipator

In the news: Jamil Smith
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In the news: Jamil Smith
Jamil Smith, a former essayist at the LA Times, has been named the new editor in chief at The Emancipator, the digital newspaper hosted by the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University.
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The new Emancipator — 200 years too late
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Editorial
The new Emancipator — 200 years too late
When businesses or sophisticated public service operations decide upon a name or a trademark to establish their identity, they are usually careful to avoid a choice that will provoke a negative reaction. However, such a careful process does not seem to apply to publication names that will involve Blacks. It certainly does not seem that the name “Emancipator” was thoroughly vetted.
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