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Solange's triumphant 'A Seat at the Table' provides an ambitous meditation on black life

To have a seat at the table is to have power, influence, access, status and privilege — it’s an idea that has long separated and divided us.  In black culture, getting a “seat” has often come with caveats. The very idea of being seen as equal without the fear of prejudice is still a traumatic one....
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