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Are you black, white or human?

Some of my best friends are colored. All of them are, actually.

And so I introduce you to Lowell Thompson, artist -- indeed, psycho-realist, as he calls himself -- recovering ad man and "colored person." He's also, you might say, the king of irreverence and political incorrectness, but this is only because he's also a dragon slayer. The dragon is racism. There's no way to engage with race politely, but there's a way to yank the seriousness out of it.

What race are you? What color are you? Race is the American divide, a border wall deeper

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