Twitter as anti-racism tool

Newly Crowned Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri, didn’t even get to bask in her glory before having to defend her triumph.

Haters took to twitter to slur her for allegedly being “Arab,” a “terrorist” and other ignorant abuses along the lines of “not being American enough.” Davuluri, who is of Indian descent, is the first woman of South Asian heritage to win Miss America. Blogger Ian Cromwell and media activist Dr. Kimberly Ellis joined Jamila Bey to discuss how social media has been helpful in coordinating mass opinion against such racist speech.


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“How to Be Black” Baratunde Thurston

Standup comedian, author of “How to be Black,” and creator of the soon-to-be-released, Baratunde Thurston spends time talking with Jamila about his projects, his book and his name.  Much like the other Harvard graduate who gave up the nickname “Barry,” to use his given name, Baratunde is enjoying an active and engaging life and career.