Basic Black: Provocative, Timely, and No Scripts...
Friday - December 20, 2013 at 7:30pm | WGBH 2/HD | basicblack.org
This week on Basic Black, our first conversation examines the recent media coverage
of Michelle Obama and the meaning of feminism to women of color. An article in
Politico dubbed the First Lady as a "feminist nightmare" while later coverage characterized
her as the "angry black woman" when the President took a selfie with Danish prime
minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the funeral of Nelson Mandela. Both episodes
illustrated the great divide between black and white women on the issue of feminism,
with many African American commentators saying, in essence,
"your feminism ain't like mine…"
Secondly, just in time for the holidays, the debate around the water cooler
and the media: what color is your Santa, and more importantly, your Jesus…?
- Latoyia Edwards, Anchor, NECN
- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH News
- Kim McLarin, cultural commentator and Assistant Professor of Writing, Emerson College
- Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University
- Michael Jeffries, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, Wellesley College