Brands like Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s confront their racist advertising. Meanwhile, K-pop fandoms take to Twitter and TikTok to fight white supremacy, and Michelle Obama is launching a podcast. And movies like ‘The Help’ and ‘Hamilton’ take streaming services by storm, but face criticism for downplaying racism and representation. How is pop culture changing during the racial reckoning taking place in our country? It’s our Pop Culture roundtable:


Rachel Rubin, professor of American studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Sam Sommers, chair of the department of psychology at Tufts University and professor of social psychology.