Zadie Smith Speaks Obama

In a speech reprinted in the New York Review of Books, the brilliant Brit novelist Zadie Smith gives insights about how the art of code-switching is practiced across the pond, and how Obama has used it to his advantage. Hat tip to Jack Shafer @ Slate

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Like most corporate Negroes, The Buzz is a pro at code-switching, been perfecting the artform since birth. So it isn't exactly news to us that our new President has mastered the art, as our homie Jack Shafer recounts in fascinating detail in Slate. I a speech reprinted in the New York Review of Books, the brilliant Brit novelist Zadie Smith gives some deep insights about how the art is practiced across the pond, and how Obama has used it to his advantage. It is such a great read that we are willing to overlook her crimes against black dialect in "On Beauty."