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State of Race 2013: Media and Popular Culture Panel

April 26, 2013

Racial and cultural attitudes are often formed more from entertainment media than the news. Hip-Hop music, movies, YouTube videos and television sitcoms and dramas bring current attitudes to the public consciousness nearly instantaneously. Sports and entertainment icons become role models for all youth whether intentional or not.

Anna Deavere Smith, Actress and Playwright

Thomas Chatterton Williams, Author,Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop

Brian Yang, Actor, “Hawaii Five-0”

José Díaz-Balart, News Anchor, Telemundo (moderator)