Rebecca Carroll

Rebecca Carroll is a producer of special projects on race at WNYC. She is a regular Opinion Writer at The Guardian US, and the author of five nonfiction books, including Sugar in the Raw, which won the ALA Yalsa Award, and Saving the Race. She is a former producer for The Charlie Rose Show, and hosted talk show DocStock on the Plum TV network, which earned her an Emmy nomination for an hour-long special with iconic documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles. She has held senior editor positions at The Huffington Post and PAPER magazine, and her essays, profiles, and film and book criticism has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony, The Daily Beast, and Gawker, among others.   

Rebecca Carroll appears in the following:

Review: MoMA Examines Iconic Fashion Items

Monday, October 09, 2017

A new show looks at the clothes and accessories we wear and asks the questions, “Is Fashion Modern?”

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Cultural Criticism in an Era of Deconstructed Whiteness

Monday, September 18, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks how to write about art and culture when perspectives are rooted in identity and racial justice with Fariha Róisín, Antwaun Sargent and E. Alex Jung. 

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Praise, Controversy and Criticism for Kara Walker's New Show

Monday, September 18, 2017

Never one to shy away from controversy, Walker's artist statement made waves even before the exhibit opened to the public.

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Review: The Next Coming of Kara Walker

Friday, September 08, 2017

The artist's latest works at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
 in Chelsea are more than just provocative, they're a living, breathing narrative about race in America.

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Remembering the Newark Riots, Fifty Years Later

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Riots broke out in Newark, New Jersey 50 years ago. WNYC's Rebecca Carroll, Karen Rouse and Newark resident and activist Junius Williams discuss the riots and the effect on Newark.

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50 Years Later, The Williams Family Continues the Newark 'Rebellion' by Choosing to Stay

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Junius Williams doesn't refer to the Newark Riots as riots. He calls those four days in the summer of 1967 "the Rebellion."

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For Some Adopted Kids, There's a Danger in Erasing Racial Lines

Monday, July 10, 2017

For non-white children adopted by Caucasian families, race can play a role in shaping identity.

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Review: "We Wanted a Revolution" a Radical Affirmation of Black Women Artists

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The current show at the Brooklyn Museum presents works of vivid, glorious resistance and pointed political commentary.

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A Conversation with Janet Mock

Monday, June 26, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with the writer, TV host and advocate and talks about her new memoir, "Surpassing Certainty." 

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Entrepreneur Jason Mayden Gets Superheroic

Friday, June 02, 2017

Former Nike designer and Super Heroic founder Jason Mayden talks about his longstanding relationship with Cooper Hewitt and the importance of play-performance gear for kids.

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'Bone-Breaking' Dance FLEXN Returns to Park Avenue Armory

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Brooklyn-born dance style flex mixes art and social activism to explore issues around justice in America.

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All American Boys: A Performance and Conversation

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Watch a performance based on the award-winning book that examines how two teens handle the consequences of racial profiling. WNYC's Rebecca Carroll hosts a talkback after the show.

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Lynn Nottage and Kate Whoriskey Talk 'Sweat' on Broadway

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll sits down for an unconventional conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and acclaimed director. 

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How I Got Over: 'One Drop of Love' Performance and Conversation

Thursday, April 06, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni about her multimedia performance exploring the intersections of race, class and gender in search of truth, justice and love

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#BlackWomenAtWork Goes Viral as Women Take a Stand

Thursday, March 30, 2017

After a congresswoman and journalist were chastised, black women on social media are discussing sexism and racism on the job with the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork.

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How I Got Over: Soledad O’Brien on Race, Politics and the Media

Monday, March 27, 2017

WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll talks with the award-winning journalist about how black and brown reporters can deliver balanced coverage with President Trump in the White House.

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'New Yorker' Covers More Reflective of The Times

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The magazine's cover art has become more topical, depicting issues facing the country, like politics, immigration and race. A conversation with the editor behind the change.

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'Get out' Is a Movie for the Times

Monday, March 13, 2017

The film tells the story of a black man meeting his white girlfriend's parents for the first time — mixing comedy with horror to comment on race and racism.

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After Some Confusion, 'Moonlight' Gets its Due

Monday, February 27, 2017

While an unprecedented mix-up stopped the film's team from initially celebrating, "Moonlight" made history as the first film with an all-black cast to win the Oscar for best picture.

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James Baldwin: A Philosopher for Today

Monday, February 06, 2017

Raoul Peck, director of the documentary, "I Am Not Your Negro," talks about James Baldwin's usefulness, both as an activist in his day and as a guide for those speaking up in 2017.

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