November 5, 2014
4:00pm to 6:00pm

UCLA - Humanities A51

Asian American Studies Center

Race. The greatest social divide in American life. During the last half-century, the U.S. has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history, what can be called the colorization of America. But the same nation that elected its first Black president on a wave of hope is still plunged into endless culture wars. How do Americans see race now?

Who We Be remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin into a powerful, unusual, and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress.


About the Author:Jeff Chang received his Masters in Asian American Studies at UCLA and he has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music. His book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, garnered the American Book Award and several other honors. Co-founder of ColorLines and CultureStr/ke, he was also named by The Utne Reader as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” He serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.