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Black men engage in tough 'megalogue' in new video project

Black men engage in tough 'megalogue' in new video project

When Hank Willis Thomas started working on "Question Bridge," an ambitious video project in which 160 black men pose one another 1,500 questions about racial identity and class, he turned to an old Bill Cosby controversy.

In a widely criticized 2004 speech at the NAACP awards, Cosby delivered his conservative prescription for black America: Children need both African-American parents in households in order to grow up happily. Stop using slang. Pull your pants up.

"Americans got angry because of his holier-than-thou perspective. It was like he was saying all African-American men always keep their pants off and don't speak proper English," Thomas recalls by...

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