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.
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
Sorry 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!
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!