Black Heat and A White Girl Summer

Black Heat and A White Girl Summer

Almost four years ago, white models in Marc Jacob's Fashion show donned dreadlocks. One of my former students employed this example as part of a presentation asserting that the Jacobs show performed an appreciation for black culture. On the performance component, my student and I could not agree more. I think back to this moment [...]

The Fault in Contemporary Leadership: On Umar Johnson and others

The Fault in Contemporary Leadership: On Umar Johnson and others

Visibility remains a consistent problem in the western world. For some, to obtain visibility is not only to be seen, but to obtain value. The correspondence between value and visibility is perhaps best illustrated in the contemporary world where access to a computer grants you a stage and “likes” seemingly imply a range of positive [...]