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The Media Made Me Crazy

Is Color-Blindness Possible? Racial & Experiential Effects on the Neural Substrates for Motor Empathy (PSYC 555; Fall 2008)

I received some tragic news this morning. Bosco Tjan, one of my former USC Psychology Professors, was killed by a student in the Psychology building on campus yesterday afternoon. I am stunned, shocked, and missing my Trojan family. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-usc-professor-killed-bosco-tjan-20161203-story.html As … Continue reading

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My Bob Dylan Experience #TBT

In 2005, I was working at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. As I was walking down the hall, late for work, this man was walking towards me. He was about 20 feet away. He was scruffy, wearing an oversized coat … Continue reading

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Black Utopias: An Interview w/ Joan Bryant

Joan Bryant, Ph.D., Associate Professor of African American Studies at Syracuse University and I discuss her exhibit, “Black Utopias.” What is a Black Utopia and how does the historical vision of a Black Utopia continue to resonate today?

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I hope your lack of understanding of cultural appropriation is a passing fad.

A buddy of mine shared this article with me. Lionel Shriver’s full speech: ‘I hope the concept of cultural appropriation is a passing fad (The Guardian, Sept 13 2016) Here is a brief sampling of the article: I am hopeful that … Continue reading

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That Time a Trans Woman Saved My Life

Last week, I chatted with a former student. The last time I saw this student in the spring, she had long curls. This time, they were cut short. I said, “You cut your hair!” She and I talked about curly … Continue reading

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