Everybody passes. Not just racial minorities. Passing has been occurring for millennia, since intercultural and interracial contact began. And with this profound new study, Dr. Dawkins explores its old limits and new possibilities. Already hailed as a pioneering work in the study of race and culture, Clearly Invisible offers powerful testimony to the fact that individual identities are never fully self-determined—and that race is far more a matter of sociology than of biology.
More than a decade after Eminem "The Monster" (aka Marshall Mathers, aka Slim Shady) disrupted mainstream hip-hop culture, he is even more hated, contested, and celebrated. His albums, autobiographies, and motion picture catapulted him into the upper echelon of American cultural icons. In Eminem: The Real Slim Shady, Dr. Marcia Alesan Dawkins, award-winning author of Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity, offers a fresh way of looking at Eminem that will excite those who already love the artist and inform those who want to understand him.
In this interview for the CBC-Radio Canada, Dr. Dee discusses racism, racial passing and the power of performance in the Rachel Dolezal case that fascinated US media.
When BBC World News calls, you pull over on the 405!! Dr. Dee chatted roadside with BBC World News (minute 2:05) about the firestorm raging around Rachel Dolezal, the white Spokane, Washington NAACP leader who allegedly passes as black. #RachelDolezal #AskRachel #ClearlyInvisible
Dr. Dawkins teams up with comedian Mike Epps to find out why black people love fried chicken. Is that even true? Dr. Dawkins answers at 2 minutes 40 seconds. Then, watch as Epps heads to Oakland to get to the bottom of this mystery, and to find out why it's considered a negative stereotype at all.
Here is a recap of my remarks #throughglass at the USC Annenberg Journalism School Director's Forum: Fun, Learning, Interaction, Presentation.
Guess Who’s REALLY Back? Last night during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, the network aired a trailer for Eminem’s long-awaited eighth studio album MMLP2 (The Marshall Mathers LP 2), and now the king of hip hop has released the newest single, “Berzerk,” which samples Billy Squier's hit 1981 song "The Stroke."
Dr. Dawkins makes her film debut by discussing racial passing, the Census, multiracial identities and technology in Eli Steele's exciting documentary about the mixed experience, New Americans: Rise of the Multiracials.
Dr. Dawkins gives Book Expo America a sneak peek of her new book Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity.
Dr. Dawkins gives Belmont University a sneak peek of her latest research on the rhetoric of hacking, hacktivism, and hip-hop at the 2012 Social Science Symposium.