Commentary

Black Artists: Complexity and Contradiction

Black Artists: Complexity and Contradiction

The painter Norman Lewis rarely complained in public about the singular struggles of being a black artist in America. But in 1979, dying of cancer, he made a prediction to his family. “He said to us, ‘I think it’s going to take about 30 years,…
Black Panthers Revisited

Op-Doc: Black Panthers Revisited

This short documentary explores what we can learn from the Black Panther party in confronting police violence 50 years later. When we think of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, certain events tend to come to mind: the March on Washington, for example, or…
Op-Doc: A Conversation With Black Women on Race

Op-Doc: A Conversation With Black Women on Race

In this short documentary, black women talk about the challenges they face in society. This New York Times "Conversation on Race" Op-Doc video highlights the negative emotional impact of racist attitudes on black women’s lives. Everyone The New York Times reached out to for this…
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates Marvels Black Panther

Given the myriad of honors bestowed on journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates including the MacArthur "genius" grant for his writing on race and politics, a National Book Award for his best-selling memoir, Between the World and Me—it’s a pleasant surprise that he's now an acclaimed comic book…
Discretion and Disproportionality

Discretion and Disproportionality

Study Overview Published in: AERA Open, January 19, 2016 Jason A. Grissom, Vanderbilt University Christopher Redding, Vanderbilt University Students of color are underrepresented in gifted programs relative to White students, but the reasons for this underrepresentation are poorly understood. We investigate the predictors of gifted…