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Trump Is OK With Immigrants (Just Not Immigrants of Color)

White people and their descendants aren't asked where they're from.

Niegel Smith of The Flea Theater Will Make Us “Color Brave”

An artistic director leads us toward a wise new way of approaching race and identity.

Marcus Gardley Constructs ‘The House That Will Not Stand’

A spunky, engaging, sardonic story of women making their way in a society framed by -- who else? -- men.

What Is the Future of Theater Podcasting?

Talking with Peter Marks, Diep Tran and Jose Solis on their new podcasts and why criticism shouldn't be as white as "an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog."

Masi Asare and Her Radical, Creative Musical Theater

A Black woman composer-lyricist-book writer can hit many diversity check-boxes. But she'd rather talk about craft.

In the Theater of Nwandu, Black Men Yearn to ‘Pass Over’

A tragicomic play invites comparison with other works, but ultimately stands on its own.

These People Prove How Trump Emboldens Racism

Trump said his ancestors “tamed a country.” By looking racists in their face, maybe we can tame them.

‘An American Quilt’ Pulls Back the Covers of Enslavement Culture

But why doesn’t Rachel May run with her many “what ifs” and give us a novel?

Childish Gambino and the Music of the Marginalized

Singing tales of all-too-common threads.

Who Should Educate White People About Racism?

Am I improving conditions for artists of color? Or providing feel-good education for white people?

On Starbucks and the Criminalization of Blackness

While waiting for a friend at Starbucks, two black men were arrested.

Beyond the James Dean Mythology with Graham’s ‘Giant’

Looking back at the novel and the iconic Hollywood film, with its biting indictment of greed, misogyny and bigotry in Texas.

Why ‘Inclusion Rider’ Also Needs to Mean ‘Time’s Up’

Hey Netflix, you awake? If you really cared about diversity, you'd listen to Frances McDormand.

In Joshua Harmon’s ‘Admissions,’ the Real Test Is Racial Quotas

On stage, should a white character speak for her unseen Black husband and biracial child?

These 12 Words Erased Directors of Color at the Oscars

White feminism strikes again.

Why We Need Black Antiheroes, with Antoinette Nwandu

Playwright Antoinette Nwandu on writing new kinds of black characters and her upcoming film with Spike Lee.

Ordinary Citizens Can Be Civil Rights Activists. Just Ask Edna.

Meet someone who survived Jim Crow and demanded justice.

As Racial Tensions Rise, Fuller’s “A Soldier’s Play” Stands Army Strong

Chatting with Charles Weldon, artistic director of the legendary Negro Ensemble Company.

On Erasing One’s Heritage and the Myth of Race in America

Race is the opposite of what we were always told. It can be distorted to keep people isolated.
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