Tag Archives: Social Justice

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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New Student Convocation at Syracuse University

I had the honor of delivering the faculty address to incoming Syracuse University Students Continue reading

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Remix: Teaching Diversity and Promoting Inclusivity with Digital Artifacts

Although some may believe that simply learning about diversity and media representation will make our students better people and therefore better media producers, other concerns in their early career (e.g., colleague hierarchy, maintaining employment) may inhibit this new generation of media … Continue reading

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Learning and Laughing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver as Educational Entertainment

My Capstone student, Patty Terhune, a TRF major at Newhouse knocked it out the park this week with a great analysis, a hilarious presentation, and award for Best Capstone Project in the professional programs category for 2017. SO PROUD!! So excited … 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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Mary Tyler Moore: The Exemplary Disruption of the Single City Girl now available at flowjournal.org

https://www.flowjournal.org/2017/02/disruption-of-the-single-city-girl-archetype/ This weekend, I met Jay Sandrich, director/producer on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Cosby Show, A Different World, SOAP, Benson, Empty Nest, It Takes Two, The Tony Randall Show, Golden Girls, and more. He liked my essay, but thought … 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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