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The Dolezal Files Part II: Blaming Black Women in Academia

Call:  A recent PhD publishes an op-ed in the LA Times about why academics should “blame themselves” for Rachel Dolezal’s fraud.  The author leaks his disdain for black women, claiming that, “The notion of black people generally and black women… Continue Reading

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The Dolezal Argument Files Part 1: Why People Need to Stop Bifurcating the Law and Culture

An examination of Rachel Dolezal’s passing farce draws attention to some of the ways in which racial perception fuses law and culture. Continue Reading

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Why Rachel Dolezal is the Raciest Fraud I’ve Ever Seen

Call:  After 9 years, Spokane NAACP president and Howard graduate, Rachel Dolezal’s family “outs” her for being a white woman.  AJC presents a narrative of distributed and centralized media coverage of the story. Response: Rachel Dolezal’s claim to black-ness is… Continue Reading

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Yet Another Article about Iggy Azalea: All’s Fair Dinks in Love (Money) and Hip-Hop

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Call:  A friend recently asked me to respond to some of his recent inquiries about the Iggy Azalea phenomenon.  He asks, “So I’ve read a handful articles about Iggy Azalea and “cultural appropriation.” I didn’t really know who that was… Continue Reading

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Betty Boop’s Cultural Origins Reveal Links between Race, Gender, and New Media History

Image featured in Meg Butler's article, "Historical Figures You Didn't Know Were Black."

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Call:  Madame Noire’s Featured Article:  Michelle Obama Still the First Black Lady?  Historical Figures You Didn’t Know Were Black. Response:  This engaging article has its merits, but illustrates the problem with web styling data for an agenda. Recovering black history… Continue Reading