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what now after racist social media post from issaquah student?

April 5, 2019 - UW professor shares 5 things everyone should think about after racist sign about Issaquah school dance stirs up strong emotions.

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how black women navigate race in the public eye

March 29, 2019 - When people underestimate University of Washington professor Ralina L. Joseph, she said she tends to laugh it off, instead of showing anger.

Listen to the KUOW radio story here

Discussing the impact of Michelle Obama with race and media scholar Ralina Joseph

March 23, 2019 - Author of "Postracial Resistance," Ralina Joseph explores the experiences African American women face. KING 5's Jenna Hanchard spoke with Joseph about Michelle Obama, whose book tour is scheduled to bring her to Tacoma Sunday evening.

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The Balancing Act Of Black Women

November 7, 2018 - Black women often find themselves in a no-win situation. Call out racism and risk being seen as an agitator, or stay quiet and feel like part of the problem. University of Washington, Seattle associate professor of communications Ralina L. Joseph joins us to talk about how prominent black women – and their everyday counterparts – walk this tightrope daily, the subject of her book “Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity” (NYU Press).

Listen to the KERA radio program here.

UW professor on 'This Is America' music video

May 14, 2018 - Dr. Ralina Joseph, founder of the University of Washington's Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity, discusses the new music video from Childish Gambino, "This Is America"

Watch the video on King5.