By making familiar objects strange, two new books of poetry reveal the limits of overly simple critique.
“Being in community with people and teaching and learning outside of the confines of our classroom: I still actually really believe in that.”
The documentary "Paris Is Burning" obscured the ordinary lives of queer people of color, but new footage reveals how the film could have been different.
“What we build and how we build influences the kinds of families and relationships that we can have or can even imagine.”
House-hunting and home-improvement TV shows are premised on the settler fantasy of property ownership—and that fantasy’s relationship to whiteness.
"A song was written through me, and I say that because I didn't write it. The words were given to me."
Digitizing works of fiction by Black writers catalyzes history, so that it can build new futures.
Black folks can call into being an alternative relationship to TV, one that prompts a shift in consciousness and just possibly alters the future.
“I was shocked to learn that Hispanic conservatives celebrate Cortes’s arrival in Mexico.”
Can the inherent contradictions of “whiteness” and the “decolonial” ever align with the reparative potential of photography?
How does one negotiate the truth within a network of Western racist stereotypes that pathologize the East, alongside equally Western ideas about “insanities”?
Despite a long history of black presence and contribution, the academic space is still the stronghold of capitalist white supremacy.
How do black feminist artists negotiate their own work in the wake of commercial success beyond contemporary poetry’s wildest dreams?
A philosopher examines how upwardly mobile students might thrive, and why they often will not.
The American Dream of private home ownership has fueled a system that preys on Black people for profit.
As large spaces where different sectors of the city converge, stadiums are sites of social and political struggle.
When we mythologize the ’60s, we lose sight of what’s truly ahead of us.
Studies of museum patronage mostly focus on social class. That's not the whole story.
“Do you want to join the army, or do you want to go to jail?” This question—typically posed by a judge to a teenager charged with a petty crime—animated ...
When Samuel P. Huntington first published “The Hispanic Challenge,” in Foreign Policy in 2004, I was an assistant professor of American studies ...