Dr. Marcia Dawkins

Dr. Marcia Dawkins

Marcia Alesan Dawkins, Ph.D. is a diversity-oriented, technology-loving intellectual entrepreneur from New York City. An award-winning author, speaker, and educator, Dawkins writes frequently on race, diversity, media, religion, and politics for several outlets, including The Huffington Post, Truthdig, The Root, and Cultural Weekly, among others. Her expert opinion has been sought out by NPR, WABC-TV Boston, TIME Magazine, The Leadership Alliance, and the Public Relations Society of America. Her first book, Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity was released in August 2012. Her second book Eminem: The Real Slim Shady is on the way. She earned her PhD in communication from USC Annenberg, her master’s degrees in humanities from USC and NYU and her bachelor’s degrees in communication arts and honors from Villanova. She served as a visiting scholar at Brown University and currently lectures at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Rhymes: Kurtis Blow “The Breaks”, Digable Planets “Where I’m From”, and Eminem “The Way I Am”


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Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity


Songs From this Interview:

Kurtis Blow “The Breaks”

R.I.F. “Rappin’ is Fundamental”

Digable Planets “Where I’m From”

Digable Planets “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”

Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Eric B. & Rakim “Put Your Hands Together”

Digable Planets “La Femme Fatale”

50 Cent “Corner Bodega”

Eminem “The Way I Am”

High & Mighty ft. Mos Def and Mad Skillz “B-Boy Document ’99”

Shabeem Sahdeeq ft. A.L., Eminem, Kwest, and Skam “5 Star Generals”

Eminem “My Name Is”

Eminem “Mosh”

Eminem “The Real Slim Shady”

Ludacris ft. Nicki Minaj “My Chick Bad”

Murs “Dark Skinned White Girls”

Eminem ft. Dr. Dre “Guilty Conscience”

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