On Amy Schumer and Blind Spots

July 3, 2015

Backstory here.

Posted by jsmooth995 at 2:00 PM

On Rachel Dolezal: Empathy Does Not Preclude Accountability

June 19, 2015

I was in the middle of filming this when the devastating news broke from Charleston, and needless to say my whole heart is with everyone affected by that racist, terrorist act.

Posted by jsmooth995 at 2:43 PM

What Not to Do When a Woman Runs For President

June 5, 2015

Featuring the great Jennifer L. Pozner, Kat Lazo, Zerlina Maxwell and Samhita Mukhopadhyay. (via Fusion)

Posted by jsmooth995 at 12:56 PM

On Harriet Tubman and the $20 Bill

May 15, 2015

"The dollar is history's measure of the distance between power and virtue."

Posted by jsmooth995 at 2:19 PM

The Horse Race vs. The Human Race

May 15, 2015

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For Walter Scott

April 8, 2015

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Getting Some Racial Me Time After #RaceTogether

April 8, 2015

Some thoughts on my much-publicized appearance last month on MSNBC’S “All in with Chris Hayes,” talknig about the Starbucks #RaceTogether campaign.

Posted by jsmooth995 at 3:48 PM

If My Defense of Racism Was a Robin Thicke Song Would I Get Sued For It?

March 17, 2015

A breakdown of why all our race conversations are like crappy autotune pop songs. AKA a preview of your next visit to Starbucks. (via Fusion.net)

Posted by jsmooth995 at 4:29 PM

After Selma, Separating the Work from the Triumph

March 6, 2015

What we get right, and wrong, when we compare today's young activists with the civil rights generation.

Posted by jsmooth995 at 12:20 PM

The Oscars, and Learning the Craft of Being Good

February 24, 2015

My latest video for Fusion, on the Oscars and what we can learn about being a good person.

Posted by jsmooth995 at 11:00 AM