Race in Trump's America
May 3, 2017
NYU Washington, DC's student led initiative, DC Dialogues presented Race in Trump's America.
Since the 2016 Presidential Election and the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump there has been a surge in hate crimes and hateful speech toward people of color and minorities in the United States. This dialogue focused on how the policies and rhetoric of the Trump Administration affect these communities and what it means to be a person of color in Trump’s America, and how individuals can be allies for each other and how to be an advocate for equality.
Meet the Panel
Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.
He is also an MSNBC contributor, appearing regularly on Hardball and other dayside programs.
Prior to joining The Post in 2007, Capehart was the deputy editor of New York Daily News’s editorial page from 2002 to 2005. He worked as a policy adviser to Michael Bloomberg in his successful campaign for mayor of New York City, he was a national affairs columnist for Bloomberg News from 2000 to 2001, and he was a member of the Daily News editorial board from 1993 to 2000. Capehart and the Daily News editorial board won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for their series on the Apollo Theater in Harlem. He hosts the podcast Cape UP, available on iTunes and Stitcher.
José Rivera Jr.
Born in the Bronx in 1992, José (@joseishere) is a queer latinx recording and visual artist and an NYU Tisch '14 alum.
With powerhouse vocals and dance as a visual medium, José's 'glam-glitch' sound and aesthetic create a truly unique performative experience.
José is currently creating a new work entitled 'LQQK, The Way I Look,' a visual EP featuring 6 original songs and choreographies in a digital landscape. On April 5th, 2017, José released a visual cover of Queen's 'Somebody to Love' as a farcical response to the current US Administration's perspective on gay conversion therapy. José's visual cover premiered on Logo NewNowNext, and was picked up by The Advocate, Towle Road, and several other digital publications. The cover has garnered +92k views in less than one month. José was last seen in 'On False Tears and Outsourcing,' Cally Spooner's first US solo exhibition at the New Museum in NYC.