Everyday Conversations On Race For Everyday People with Simma Lieberman

October 20, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of joining Simma Lieberman for a conversation on race. As you’ll hear me reiterate in the podcast, I view race as a very real historical and societal construct (especially in the United States), but something that’s not rooted in biological validity. That being said, having to think about and live… Read More ›

How Rag n Bone Man Took Me to School

February 26, 2017

Okay, so maybe I wasn’t hip enough to know who Rag n Bone Man (born Rory Graham) was, but since his recent appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show, I am now enlightened. I’ll cut myself a just little slack since his first hit single, “Human”, peaked at number one in the Official Singles Charts in… Read More ›

The N-Word: If You’re Going To Use It, Be Prepared To Own It

August 1, 2016

 After seeing this story about the newly crowned Miss Teen USA having Tweeted using the n-word, a friend asked whether or not it was okay for a rapper to use the n-word on a song she recently heard at the end of a movie soundtrack. That’s a question that has a long history of being… Read More ›

Why Do So Many People Of Color Not Identify With The Republican Party?

July 25, 2016

Not exactly new news that many people of color, and Whites alike, see the Republican Party as the party of White identity. Right, wrong or indifferent, it’s been this way for decades. Doesn’t help when the former Grand Dragon of the Klan professes his newfound motivation to run for office is grounded in the political… Read More ›