Idris Elba is right to want to not be burdened by racism, but…

Michael Arceneaux
4 min readFeb 14

The “I’m not Black, I’m OJ” approach is not wise for any Black man in life, much less Hollywood.


Stringer Bell is telling a familiar tale in his Esquire UK cover story.

In the now viral interview, Elba shared that he no longer refers to himself as a “Black actor” because the label placed him in a “box” and argued an “obsession” with…

Michael Arceneaux

New York Times bestselling author of “I Can’t Date Jesus” and “I Don’t Want To Die Poor.”