Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Essay on Lynching & Anti-LGBT Violence is Recommended Reading

Wow! This is a real honor for me. Yoruba Richen, the award-winning director of the film The New Black thought enough of my essay "Love in Action" to recommend it as a supplement to her TED talk on Civil Rights/LGBT rights. The other listed works are nothing short of seminal. It means a lot to me that she would suggest that my work on violence and LGBT communities should be considered in this company:

Friday, May 16, 2014

Library of Congress Lecture Re-airing

If you're interested—or know someone who might be—Book TV is airing my Library of Congress lecture again. It'll be in the wee hours of the morning: Monday, May 19 at 2AM Eastern time. DVR, baby! 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Affirmative Action Commentary mentioned on The Ed Show

I am late seeing this, but I very much appreciate that Michael Eric Dyson thought enough of my Huffington Post piece on affirmative action to refer to it on The Ed Show. He makes an important link because "extreme" white supremacist views are not so different from the denial of white privilege that made the Supreme Court's recent decision about Michigan's Proposal 2 possible. Here is the clip:

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Commentary on Supreme Court Decision

While I was giving my lecture at Bexley Public Library last night, the ideas that had preoccupied me throughout the day went live on the Huffington Post blogs. I will post about the book lecture later. In the meantime, we must change the terms of the conversation about affirmative action! I hope this piece helps people do so with more confidence.

"Supreme Court Agrees with Michigan Voters: Affirmative Action Must Remain for Whites Only"

Especially if it resonates, I hope you'll consider sharing widely.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Upcoming Lecture at Bexley Public Library

Some have said that I seem to give lectures anywhere but in Columbus, Ohio. Well, I expect this will be my last "Living with Lynching" lecture of 2014. Hope to see you there! Please spread the word!