‘Billy Bigelow’ is the lead male character in the musical Carousel.  He is a carnival barker…a “carny.”  He is a braggart and a loudmouth who is always ready for a fight.  He is a liar and a thief.  He is the man that no one should ever be in a relationship with but the one […]

  In the world he has built for himself, the presumptive Republican Nominee for President of the United States has never had to think about or navigate his own racial identity. Growing up in privilege, schooled in a regimented, segregated environment and being sent into the world with a blessing and bank account, there was […]

On the eve of Super Tuesday, I should be finishing a paper that is due tomorrow, but I’m preoccupied.  I can’t get past the image from last week of UNCC activist Ashley Williams confronting Hillary Clinton[1] in the middle of a private event reminding the candidate about her 1996 statement about “super predators”.  I applaud Williams […]