Your Black Friend

2018, Ben Passmore, Alex Krokus, and Krystal Downs

Posted by John Martz, May 31, 2020

Your Black Friend is based on the brilliant, vital comic of the same name by cartoonist Ben Passmore. Passmore voices the narrator here, expressing the anxieties, fears, and frustrations he feels as a black man surrounded by white people—even those who are his friends or who consider themselves woke allies.

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