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Racism, Colorism, & the Complicated Legacy of Hollywood | Joy Donnell with John Wood Jr.


Since the advent of film, the racial dynamics of American life have been reflected, or perhaps distorted, by a movie and entertainment industry whose impact on racial issues has been more complex than many realize. 

Joy Donnell, cofounder of the Center for Intersectional Media and Entertainment (CIME), joins BA National Ambassador John Wood Jr. to explore Hollywood’s legacy—a legacy she believes is fraught with troubling implications for racism and black America, both historically and in the present day.

Twitter: @braverangels, @JohnRWoodJr, @doitinpublic 

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