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Who Passes Into The Hunger Games' Future?

...full text also found on The Huffington Post

The Hunger Games, dubbed the "racial games" by some cultural commentators, takes place in the dystopian nation-state called Panem. And, as recent controversy suggests, it also takes place in our minds.

Interviewed by Meets Obsession Re Fair & Lovely Beauty, Colorblind Racism

...full article available at Meets Obsession: Paper for the Fashion & Culture Obsessed

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"...[W]e might think this is a new trend, or happening solely in India, but really this is a fashion staple,” says Dr. Marcia Alesan Dawkins, a visiting scholar at Brown University and author of Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity to Meets Obsession. 'This has been going on for a long time. It cuts across nations, eras, historical groups and gender.'"

Talking About Clearly Invisible on Mixed Race Radio

...full audio available at Blogtalk's Mixed Race Radio

Dr. Dawkins talks about her highly-anticipated book Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity with Mixed Race Radio's Tiffany Reid. She explains why passing is definitely not passe.

The L.A. Uprising’s 20th Anniversary and the Resurrection of Tupac Shakur

...full text also available at Truthdig

Sunday, April 29 marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Los Angeles uprising and the two week anniversary of the resurrection of slain gangsta rapper Tupac Shakur as a hologram at Coachella. The events are not a coincidence.

KPFK Truthdig Radio: On the 20th Anniversary of LA Uprising and 2Pac's Resurrection

...full audio available at KPRK's Truthdig Radio

Dr. Dawkins commemorates the 20th anniversary of the LA Riots with Truthdig Radio's Peter Scheer. She explains how one person's riot can be another person's uprising. (Scroll ahead to minute 14).

Racial Passing and The Real Mitt Romney

...full text also available at Huffington Post and The Root

With Rick Santorum now out of the way it looks like the road is clear for Mitt Romney. That is, if anybody knows who he really is.

A Full Color Conversation with Radio in Black and White

...full audio available at Radio in Black and White

Dr. Dawkins joins Radio in Black and White hosts Rick Wilson and Skot Welch on April 2, 2012 (episode #250, min 36.20) for a "full color" conversation about race and ethnicity, TIME's "Yo Decido" cover and Trayvon Martin. Tune in and let us know what you think!!

The Unboxing Experiment - Porn for Geeks or Something Else?

Is “unboxing” just porn for tech geeks or is something else going on here? I thought I’d try a little experiment to find out. See the unboxing of my new Macbook Air and leave a comment below to tell me what you think…

Interviewed by Belmont University: A Fresh Eye on Hacktivism

In this mobile story by Belmont University's Audrey Schaulat, Dr. Dawkins shares her thoughts on hacking as a genre of media participation that deserves more nuanced attention from mainstream and English-speaking press in the U.S.

Interviewed on KPFK's Truthdig Radio: The Million Hoodie March

...full audio available at Truthdig Radio

Dr. Dawkins appears on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK to talk about Trayvon Martin's death and the Million Hoodie March.