News Archive
03–29–2016
Who We Be Class + Exhibition Open March 30th!
02–11–2015
Jeff's 2015 Articles, Interviews, & Reviews, Part 1
11–29–2014
Jeff's Interviews & Reviews, Week 5 Week 5 of the tour brought the Ferguson non-indictment and Obama's immigration executive orders. All the links to this week's words and more are below...
11–13–2014
Jeff's Interviews & Reviews, Weeks 2-4! It just gets better and better...weeks 2, 3, and 4 brought another flood of words. Here's the list...
10–26–2014
Jeff's Interviews & Reviews, Week 1 Launch Edition! Who We Be got off to a great start this week with lots of notice and some great interviews...here's the list.
10–20–2014
Complete List of 2014 Tour Dates All the dates that fit, plus a few more...
10–21–2014
Who We Be Drops October 21st! + The First Interviews Pub day arrives and Jeff gets on camera...
04–06–2017
We Gon Be Alright Wins the Northern California Nonfiction Book of the Year!
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Jeff's Interviews & Reviews, Week 5
Week 5 of the tour brought the Ferguson non-indictment and Obama's immigration executive orders. All the links to this week's words and more are below...

I wrote a piece on the Ferguson protests and the state of the "race conversation" that headlined The Guardian op-ed section this past Saturday. Here it is:

"America wiped out years of progress. Time to have 'the race conversation' for real..."

MORE TO READ
Reviews

• The A.V. Club — Eric Thurm
"Who We Be is a history, yes, but one that’s very consciously located in 2014—a book that demands to be read now." / web

• San Francisco Chronicle Book Review — Reniqua Allen
"...ambitious...it would behoove anyone who has an interest in what it means to be an American to read it." / print

• Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn
Best Nonfiction of 2014 Pick! / web

• African-American Literary Book Club + more — Kam Williams
"'Who We Be' is the work of a new sage thinker with his finger on the pulse." / print

• Associated Press
A 2014 coffee table gift selection / print

Interviews

• East Bay Express — Sarah Burke
"He began writing the book in 2008, right after Obama's election, filled with idealism and hope. But slowly, as he wrote, the reality of racial inequality in America today set in. So he took back the manuscript and rewrote almost a third of the book." / print

• CAAM Presents — Momo Chang
Talking about growing up in Hawai'i, the role of culture in shifting political opinion, and some of my favorite Asian American documentaries. / web

• The Heights (Boston College) — Jennifer Suh
"If we are all minorities, how do we begin to imagine a new majority?” / print

• Daily Gazette (Swarthmore College) — Leon Chen
"Legislative victories don’t tell humans how to live together.” / print

LISTEN

• Rhymes and Reasons — Ed Vogel & Eric Roberts
A wonderful interview on hip-hop, SoleSides/Quannum & my intellectual coming-of-age / podcast

• KQED Forum — Michael Krasny
An hour-long call-in interview / radio

READ EXCERPTS OF WHO WE BE!

• Walker Mag - "The Ruins of The Culture Wars"

• Konch Magazine - "Seeing America"

• N+1 - "Color Theory"

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