I’ve been watching porn since I was a teenager. But not until I was an adult did I understand that I was steeping myself in racism at the same time.

When my father brought the gift of AOL to my childhood home, I’m not sure how he hoped I would…

Photo courtesy Roy Wood Jr.

Roy Wood Jr. is the kind of guy who makes everyone comfortable. He has a talent for making strangers feel as if they grew up with him on his street in Birmingham, Alabama. Even if you have dissimilar viewpoints and values, you’d still want to sit and have a beer…

Dave Chappelle’s latest (and final?) comedy special “The Closer” premiered on Netflix today. The comedian took this opportunity to double and triple down on his thoughts on race, gender, and sexuality — his opinions and jokes on these subjects have left many people raw.

Chappelle’s Netflix curtain call has brought…

What Now? is a video series I have created to discuss relevant cultural issues. The videos are short (under three minutes) and shot in vertical format for mobile users. I’m posting them to Medium to test how well multimedia content will perform on this platform.

[Transcript]

So, can we talk…

What Now? is a video series I have created to discuss relevant cultural issues. The videos are short (under three minutes) and shot in vertical format for mobile users. I’m posting them to Medium to test how well multimedia content will perform on this platform.

[Transcript]

So can we…

Shane Paul Neil

Writer (duh) and photographer. Bylines @levelmag @complex @ebony @huffpo shotbyspn.com/findme

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