Tag Archives: Race

Chatting about Diversity Education in Media with Joy Reid

On Tuesday, I had the awesome honor and privilege to chat with Joy Reid, MSNBC correspondent and host of AMJoy, about her definitions of diversity, and the experience of teaching diversity and inclusion classes to the next generation of media … Continue reading

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The (Implicit and Explicit) Whiteness of the Golden Globe Protests

The Golden Globes protest was dominated by white women and controlled by a white narrative, despite the contrasting visibility of #whywewearblack. Continue reading

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What is Blackness?

Blackness involved an awareness of one’s history, a shared experience, and a comfort in one’s current skin with an idealized hope for the future. Continue reading

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16th Annual Conversation on Race and Entertainment Media: Donny Jackson

Check out pictures, tweets, and video at Storify. Clips coming soon! UPDATE: Congratulations to Donny Jackson, Ph.D. and Kamau Bell for their first Emmy for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program! Donny Jackson, executive producer and show runner for CNN’s “United Shades of … Continue reading

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Is Color-Blindness Possible? Racial & Experiential Effects on the Neural Substrates for Motor Empathy (PSYC 555; Fall 2008)

I received some tragic news this morning. Bosco Tjan, one of my former USC Psychology Professors, was killed by a student in the Psychology building on campus yesterday afternoon. I am stunned, shocked, and missing my Trojan family. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-usc-professor-killed-bosco-tjan-20161203-story.html As … Continue reading

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Black Utopias: An Interview w/ Joan Bryant

Joan Bryant, Ph.D., Associate Professor of African American Studies at Syracuse University and I discuss her exhibit, “Black Utopias.” What is a Black Utopia and how does the historical vision of a Black Utopia continue to resonate today?

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