And while we’re talking entertainment, who knows what the truth will turn out to be with the actor Jussie Smollet? He reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic assault in Chicago, but new information suggests Mr. Smollett may have staged the attack. If he did manipulate a gullible public, he’d be in good company. Think of all those white folks who have claimed that black men of their imaginations killed their spouses and their children or committed sexual assault. White people will likely believe white people who say a black man violated a white woman. Black people will likely believe black people who say, as Mr. Smollett did, that a noose was involved in an assault.