“The 1619 Project” and Black Resistance in a Time of #BlackLivesMatter

If you ask any American when slavery began in what became the United States, they will tell you 1619. This is thanks to the Pulitzer-prize winning 1619 Project directed by the journalist, Nicole Hannah-Jones. Filled with testimonies of Blacks who endured slavery as well as the work of many collaborators illuminating white supremacy across US … Continue reading “The 1619 Project” and Black Resistance in a Time of #BlackLivesMatter

Americans Need a Bailout, Not Multinationals

Despite our extremely high numbers of infections and deaths, states have been opening up beaches, restaurants, beauty salons, and other non-essential spaces. For many of us, the motivation to open up has come from the very real economic consequences of not having a steady income. But we deserve better. Our federal government has squandered billions … Continue reading Americans Need a Bailout, Not Multinationals

Race and Counting ‘The Rona’

When it comes to African Americans and Covid-19, we have been swinging from one extreme to the other. As my African American friend living in Paris described self-isolating days before her workplace made it official, on this side of the pond, Blacks were minimizing its impact. “Black people don’t get coronavirus!” “The melanin in our … Continue reading Race and Counting ‘The Rona’

Two Very Blonde Latinas, Black Artist Boycott, and Erasure of Blackness in the Super Bowl

Black musicians boycotted the Super Bowl. Hell, even Afro-Latinx and Afro-Caribbeans boycotted the Super Bowl. So, the NFL brought in two world-renowned Latinas to do their thang. And they did it so well! Shakira knew her audience, so she didn’t do anything from her first or second albums. Most Americans don’t care about that hidden … Continue reading Two Very Blonde Latinas, Black Artist Boycott, and Erasure of Blackness in the Super Bowl

Interview with New Books Podcast

I was interviewed by Brazilianist and anthropologist, Reighan Gillam (USC) about my book, Boundaries of Love! Listen to the interview here: https://newbooksnetwork.com/chinyere-k-osuji-boundaries-of-love-interracial-marriage-and-the-meaning-of-race-nyu-press-2019/