Dr. Boyce Watkins denounces 'Empire' as NOT good for black people

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While “Empire’s” meteoric rise is lauded by critics, fans and pop culture experts alike, there are some urban sophisticates who find the show about a hip hop record label dynasty as repulsive and damaging.
Dr. Boyce Watkins, a highly-respected scholar, Syracuse University professor and syndicated columnist, denounced “Empire” as “ghetto-fied hood drama” and “coonery” and says the Fox show, a runaway blockbuster that had the biggest inaugural season ratings since Shonda Rhimes’ “Grey’s Anatomy” more than a decade ago, is pure entertainment garbage.
Take a look at what he tells CNN during a heated panel discussion:
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