PostRacialist

LISTEN: Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West Aren’t Friends Anymore

On Sunday I interviewed scholar Michael Eric Dyson about a new article he wrote for The New Republic, assailing Prof. Cornel West for his past personal attacks on President Obama, as well as Dyson and several of their contemporaries. Dyson, who considered West to be both a friend and his mentor, spoke to me about incidents that lead to their falling out, driving Dyson to write the 10,000+ word story in TNR.

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PostRacialist

Poverty Was the Crime in Walter Scott’s Death

In this piece for The Root, I react to the videotaped killing of an unarmed man by a police officer in Charleston, S.C. I write a bit about how offenses that are often related to poverty become another way to create a permanent “felon” underclass of people constantly battling tickets and fines. Continue reading

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The Snob

The Root: Beautiful Hair, Beautiful Lie

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My hair in 2010 when I went on a friend’s cable show in D.C. I love it like this, but you don’t want to know how much work I had to put into it.

For The Root Thursday I penned a piece about my struggles to make my hair look like the enviable hair of Hollywood actresses and shampoo bottles only to be endlessly disappointed. There was no way to “wake up like dis.” Beauty is hard work.

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The Snob

The Snob Is Now at The Root

logo-therootSorry I haven’t been updating my page lately, but it’s for a good reason! I joined the staff of The Root last week as their newest associate editor. I will be writing, editing, recruiting and producing story packages for the African American interest news site. I’ve written for The Root off and on for years, so I’m really excited about finally joining the staff. Plus, my biffle Yesha Callahan and I get to be co-workers again! And isn’t that what really matters?

As always, thanks for your support!

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The Snob

LISTEN: Talking Slut-Shaming, the Kardashians & Amber Rose on #Politini

I joined Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills for their Politini podcast Thursday night where I was invited to talk about the recent article I wrote for The Root on how race and class intersect in the Khloe Kardashian/Amber Rose slut-shaming fight. We had a great, lively chat (I’d already had a couple glasses of wine before I called in), and Aisha and Danielle are incredible to chat with … so enjoy!

You can download the podcast and listen to it here.

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