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with Janee Woods

What’s Happening At Mizzou Happens Everywhere Every Day

The University of Missouri, nicknamed Mizzou by alumni, reached a state of civil unrest on campus this week. Black students had reason to fear for their lives after receiving repeated … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Waiting for Supergirl

The juxtaposition was startling and heart-wrenching. On TV, I was watching the premier of “Supergirl,” in which a young white female superhero joyfully uses her otherworldly physical strength to defeat … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

MTV’s “White People” Puts White People’s Feelings First, As Usual

I admit that my curiosity was piqued by the potential of “White People,” a documentary by Jose Antonio Vargas examining how young Americans experience their whiteness. Having spent my teenage … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

We See You, Smart Black Boys and Girls

Can I be honest with you right now? I am feeling discouraged. The killing of Black people by the police just doesn’t stop. Today, we’re mourning Freddie Gray, who was … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment