ATR 87 – Race, TV, and Gossip – 11/05/2007 – Submit an Audio Comment: 917-720-6348

Carmen and Lauren Williams discuss the dichotomy in television representations of people of color, and how gossip blogs and magazines treat celebrities of color differently than white celebrities. This episode features the song “They Call Me Mr. Tibbs” by Cinematic, courtesy of Spectre Entertainment.

Lauren is the editor of Stereohyped, a black current events, gossip, and culture blog, the winner of a Black Weblog Award for Best New Blog. Her opinions on racial issues have been featured on NPR and in the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun. She has an unhealthy obsession with celebrity culture but can get her serious on when the situation warrants. Don’t get her started on any of the three Bs — Beyonce, Barack Obama, or blackface. She’ll never shut up.

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Duration – 37:30
File Size – 34.4 MB
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