I am a 42-year-old black man with a PhD from an Ivy League university.
Pop singer Sky Ferreira rose from relative irrelevancy on Wednesday (April 16) when her new video for “I Blame Myself” was met with accusations of racism for its one-dimensional portrayal of black men living in the famed Los Angeles neighborhood of Compton.
In the 15-odd years I’ve been associated with the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity, I’ve spoken from the positionality of an African-, Latino/a, Asian-, Native American person even though I didn’t grow up with this identity or choose it for myself.
The Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity held an informal workshop, where students and faculty participated in an open dialogue about the language of racial justice.
Michelle Erai, assistant professor of gender studies at UCLA and co-founder of Incite! Women of Color Against Violence, held a discussion about violence against women titled “If I Win, I Might Tattoo My Face — Mike Tyson as Maori Artifact” Monday.
I learned I was different from my friends in gym class in 7th grade. My classmates joked that I was brown and called me a “nigger” and a “beaner.” It was the first time race ever became a factor in my life, and from then on I’ve been hyper-aware of my skin color. Simply put, I’m…
Latino Heritage Month kicked off September 15. One of the first events, Brownsville Bred, is a play that portrays the childhood and family of Elaine Del Valle.