Race Relations in America

Articles

Systems of Privilege: A Conversation with Dr. Neal Lester (27 July 2020)

Digging up the roots of racism's serviceability (9 July 2020)

‎Polititeen: "Awareness to Action": Filling the Gaps in Our (Im)perfect Union ft. Dr. Neal Lester on Apple Podcasts (8 July 2020)

“No, I'm not okay" (3 June 2020) ↓

America’s past and present: parallel plagues (14 April 2020) ↓

MLK Holiday an opportunity for serving, learning, unlearning (27 December 2019) ↓



Personal, Political And Professional: Everyone Has A Hair Story (6 January 2020)

Classrooms and race: “What about the children?” (16 March 2019)

What meeting Toni Morrison taught me (14 August 2019)

400 Years Forward Organizers Seek To Move The Conversation Beyond Enslavement (13 August 2019)

ASU scholars reflect on Toni Morrison's impact on literature (7 August 2019)

7 Metro Phoenix Creatives Share Reflections on Writer Toni Morrison (7 August 2019)

Gillibrand’s Racial Elephant in the Room (5 August 2019)

Schools keep teaching slavery and civil rights history in ways that traumatize black students (19 April 2019)

BASIS teacher had class shame a black student for lesson on school segregation, mom says (15 April 2019)

Opinion: Friends don't let friends wear culturally inappropriate costumes (31 November 2018)

'No Black bucks for Starbucks': Protesters at Phoenix Starbucks call company racist (21 April 2018)

‘Putting out a fire’: Racial-bias experts say Starbucks training is only a start | AZCentral (17 April 2018)

Black Male Literary Scholarship and African American Children’s Literature: An Interview with Dr. Neal A. Lester of Arizona State University (3 April 2018)

Arizona ranks fourth in the nation for racial integration, study finds. | KTAR News (Audio) (30 January 2018)

How African-American and Jewish communities are uniting on MLK Day | AZCentral (13 January 2018)

Expanding intellectual, cultural and political horizons on MLK Day  (13 January 2018)

A Look at the History of MLK Day in Arizona | KTAR News (12 January 2018)

Arizona ranks fourth in the nation for racial integration, study finds. | KTAR News (Transcript) (10 January 2018)

Moore: Gender-equality movement could help spark new push in sports (6 January 2018)

ASU professors choose must-read books for college students (15 November 2017)

ASU Professor Discusses Criticism Over Slavery Computer Game (12 October 2017)

Parents Outraged After Phoenix Elementary School Students Instructed To Play Slavery Simulation Game (12 October 2017)

Slavery-simulation game causes outcry at Phoenix elementary school (11 October 2017)

University of Georgia visiting scholar  (September 2016) ↓

Obama Strikes 'Negro' and 'Oriental' from Federal Documents - Iowa public radio (31 May 2016)

Professor explores hair’s cultural implications for African-Americans (8 August 2015)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The Dream Moves Forward” (1 March 2015)

Thieves Steal $50K Worth Of Weave From Chicago Beauty Supply | MadameNoir (26 June 2014)

Confederate flag debate reaches Arizona (22 June 2015)

Nappy Edges and Goldy Locks: African Americans and Hair (26 July 2005)

Videos


Dr. Neal Lester, Keynote on Social Justice, Black Philanthropy Initiative (5 August 2020)

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Racial Bias and Privilege (August 2020)

 
 
 

Dr. Neal Lester on the Race and Gender Politics of Hair with KJZZ Radio (January 2020)

Re-Imagining Liberation & Freedom (July 2020)

Documentary on Hate in America, Arizona Horizon (August 2019)

Dr. Lester about Cultural Appropriation and Children's Costumes, USA Today (October 2019)

 

Alvin Galloway Show (August 2019)

Toni Morrison Remembrance  from the Alvin Galloway Show (19 August 2019)

Social & Political Culture of Black/Afrocentric Hair in Education (December 2018)

Commentary on Hate in America, Arizona Horizon, (August 2019)

"Are race relations at a boiling point?"  Interview with Dr. Neal A. Lester (August 2016)

Dr. Lester on Mac and Gaydos Show, President Obama's Townhall on Race and Policing" (July 2016)

Dr. Neal A. Lester Provides Insight on the Baltimore Situation, 550 KFYI News (2015)

 Obama Strikes "Negro" and "Oriental" from Federal Documents (May 2016)

 
 

Dr. Neal Lester on the Race and Gender Politics of Hair (January 2013)

Radio Phoenix Interview Teaser with Dr. Neal A Lester (July 2013)

 
 

 Haireotypes (2009)

 "NPR Hair Weave Heists No Laughing Matter, Expert Says" Jim Burress, Atlanta's NPR Station, WABE (June 2012)

 
 

African-American 101: ASU students and faculty dispel stereotypes

Black History Month with Dr. Neal Lester

Dr. Neal A. Lester Talks about Race in America

Dr. Neal A. Lester on Race in America

Dr. Neal A. Lester Talks about Race in America

Dr. Neal A. Lester: How Does Current News Affect Race Relations?

Dr. Neal A. Lester's 3TV Interview on "White Student Union Facebook Page at ASU"

Dr. Neal A. Lester's interview with 550 KFYI News

 

Dr. Neal A. Lester on the Baltimore (MD) Race and Police  (550 KFYI News)

Many Rivers to Cross in Phoenix - Interview with Dr. Neal A. Lester

Dr. Neal A. Lester on Death of Poet Maya Angelou: 12 News (May 2014)

 Black Male Literary Scholarship and African American Children’s Literature: An Interview with Dr. Neal Lester

Dr. Neal A. Lester on Patriotism and Flags