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William Jelani Cobb

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William Jelani Cobb

William Jelani Cobb is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History at Rutgers University. His most recent book is The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress.


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In the wake of national scrutiny over the rape of an 11-year-old girl, African-Americans in Cleveland espoused the same moral exceptions that white Southerners used to excuse lynching.