Racial Battle Fatigue

Over ten years ago University of Utah researcher William A. Smith coined the term “racial battle fatigue” while studying how racial “microagressions” marginalized black students at predominately white colleges and universities. Racial Battle Fatigue, he...

#ActorsSoWhite

First, the outcry over the lack of people of color in the Oscar Nominations – leading the Academy to follow the dramatic change in membership qualifications to increase diversity – and now, this. A biopic of Michael Jackson is going to be played by Joseph...

Needed: more black teachers

Nina Simone didn’t sing these lyrics, but today to be young, gifted and black means being cheated out of the “gifted” track, according to an essay at National Public Radio. The essay, “To Be Young, Gifted And Black it helps to have a black teacher,”...

#oscarssowhite

And the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has done it again. It’s proved that it may be many things, but it is not reflective of the U.S. Actors of color were shut out of the nominations again. And people are noticing. There is a #oscarssowhite...