Tuesday, July 22 2014
American Revolutionary wants to offer the appearance of revolution while anesthetizing any deeper understanding of the forces involved.
Monday, May 5 2014
David H. Ikard's exploration of life in "post-racial" America leaves the reader with some interesting answers and even more interesting questions.
Friday, January 10 2014
With the outcome of Fisher v. University of Texas pending, the question of Affirmative Action looms over us. What is the future?
Thursday, December 26 2013
Hilton Als’ gift is his reinvention of famous figures, but from the angle of how well they succeeded or failed to confront white supremacy and privilege, or in their (in)abilities to give blacks a voice.
Wednesday, November 6 2013
Do you think NBC's flagship, iconic series is racist for not having any African-American women in its cast this season? Think again.
Sunday, February 10 2013
Like a smartly crafted advertisement, there is more to Mad Men than meets the eye. Amidst the forbidden affairs, heated pitches, and endlessly flowing libations, race relations have risen to prominence during the show's fifth season.
Sunday, June 19 2011
From New York magazine to Punk Planet, Audrea Lim shows us how recent Asian American writing sensations Wesley Yang and Amy Chua get it wrong in their interpretations of what it means to be of Asian descent in American at the dawn of the 21st century.
Thursday, February 10 2011
In BioShock 2 and Minerva’s Den, Grace Holloway and Charles Porter’s racial identities link them to specific historical and cultural subjects without turning them into stereotypes or purely symbolic characters.
Thursday, May 27 2010
It's an American pop music creation myth: that blues and folk music developed along two distinct tracks, with their own distinct traditions, divided along racial lines. The truth is, of course, far more slippery and complicated.
Sunday, January 3 2010
Nothing like spending New Year's Eve with couple of white guys pretending to be black guys during a war-time year worthy of blowing its own brains out.