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Elwood Watson is Professor of History and African American Studies at East Tennessee State University. His latest co-authored book is Violence Against Black Bodies:An Intersectional Analysis of How Black Lives Continue to Matter (Routledge Press, 2017). He is the author of Outsiders Within: Black Women In The Legal Academy After Brown V. Board (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008). He is the editor and co-editor of several volumes including Generation Speaks: Voices from Academia (Scarecrow Press, 2013), Beginning a Career in Academia: A Guide for Graduate Students of Color (Routledge, 2015), The Oprah Phenomenon (University of Kentucky Press, 2007), Performing American Masculinity: The Twenty First Century Man in Popular Culture (Indiana University Press, 2011). His most recent co-authored book is HBO Girls: The Awkward Politics of Gender, Race and Privilege (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015). He was the special guest editor for a special issue of the journal Intellect entitled Masculinity in the 21st Century. He is currnetly working on two books , one that looks at race in the present day and the other that looks at masculitny in the present.

Mr. Watson will be live on our show tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific. He will be talking about his article I’m Not Black, I’m OJ.

– Where did Black America sit with OJ during his athlete and entertainment days
– Memories of OJ Simpson’s first trial and the impact of his acquittal
– what effect has OJ’s journey had on America’s opinion on Black men
– How is America going to handle being a free man
– What does the title of the article mean
– What would he like to ask OJ
– The reaction to the article
– What will people say about OJ fourty years from now
– What should Black America take away from OJ

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