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(The Root) -- The vice presidential debate was as exciting as everyone predicted. From a defiant Paul Ryan to a laugh-in-your-race Joe Biden, fireworks flew the entire 90 minutes. This Week in Blackness and The Root provided live debate coverage immediately after it aired.

Check out #TeamBlackness -- co-hosts L. Joy Williams and Aaron Rand Freeman -- talking with professor Anthea Butler from the University of Pennsylvania about Biden, Ryan and all things debate.