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While the Clapback Mailbag sometimes feels negative, I actually get excited opening the tweets, emails, comments and messages to see what gifts The Root’s readers have bestowed upon us. And even though I enjoy it, there has always been something missing.

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Last night was The Root 100, our annual salute to black excellence. After the event was over, the entire staff went out for a late dinner ... Except for me. Most of our staff are off today ... Except for me.

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This week, instead of answering each letter individually, I shall increase the level of difficulty by answering all the letters with one universal, overarching clapback.

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Today’s mailbag is the longest we’ve ever published. But it all relates to one subject: The tone and tenor of The Root’s content.

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It’s Friday, which means it’s time to dig through the emails, tweets, messages and comments received by The Root Staff this week. But instead of clapping back, I want to issue a mea culpa about a few mistakes we may have made.

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As one of the world’s foremost wypipologists, my credentials are often challenged by people who aren’t familiar with my field of study.

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Before we get into this week’s emails, tweets, DMs, Facebook Messages, etc, let me tell you a story:

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One of the thing that amazes me about the people who send emails, tweets and messages to writers at The Root is their demand to be heard. I know white people are born with an extra gland that secretes the “let me speak to your manager” hormone, but I can’t recall ever reading, hearing or watching anything and feeling…

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We’re willing to bet racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg didn’t expect to see a mariachi band protesting outside his home Friday. In case you missed it, Schlossberg was caught on camera spewing hate toward Spanish-speaking employees at a sandwich shop earlier this week. In the viral video, the Midtown lawyer can be seen and heard berating […]

The post La Cucaracha: Mariachi Band Delivers Epic Clapback To Racist Lawyer appeared first on theGrio.

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Barack Obama never had the luxury of being the angry Black man that some of us wanted him to be. He still really doesn’t today, even though he’s no longer sitting in the Big Seat. The best part of that is that Obama will likely die with the poise and grace that should be afforded […]

The post What if Obama had a clapback translator to respond to Trump’s reckless tweets? appeared first on theGrio.

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This I did Monday night before the mudslides hit. #TimesUp conversation with @reesewitherspoon, @shondarhimes, @americaferrera, […]

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Clapback #1 Wesley Snipes to Someone Dissing His Tax Issues While Wesley Snipes was discussing […]

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Simone Biles posted a picture of herself relaxing on the beach, and someone apparently took offense to the fact that she was taking a little "me" time.

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Another day, another Azealia Banks beef.  This time 14-year-old Disney star Skai Jackson shut down Banks in a series of Tweets that left people giving her a virtual standing ovation. The original problem seemed to stem from Banks’ dislike of former One Direction star Zayn Malik, as Banks cheekily claimed Malik plagiarized her style. Malik didn’t respond, but […]

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