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:

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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How I Got Over: 'I Am Not Your Negro' Filmmaker Raoul Peck in Conversation

Thursday, February 02, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with Peck about his Oscar-nominated documentary on James Baldwin, the prescience of the writer's work and his indictment of American racism.

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Extra Work Black People Do

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A preview of the upcoming micro-conversation at The Schomburg Center: That Extra Work We Do As Black Folk.

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She Loves Herself When She's Laughing, and Then Again When She's Looking Mean and Impressive

Friday, January 13, 2017

"I marvel at the thought of how my own little brown self would have been influenced growing up with Michelle Obama in the White House," says WNYC's Rebecca Carroll.

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America's Struggle With Race and Identity Is Personal for Kristin Davis

Monday, January 09, 2017

Kristin Davis, the actress known best for her role on the hit HBO show "Sex and The City," adopted a child in 2011. Her daughter, Gemma, is black.  

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Director Ezra Edelman on O.J. Simpson and Race in America

Monday, January 02, 2017

Ezra Edelman is the director of the critically acclaimed documentary "O.J.: Made in America," an epic eight-hour film that charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson.

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How I Got Over: A Conversation with 'OJ: Made in America' Director Ezra Edelman

Monday, December 12, 2016

A conversation with the filmmaker whose critically acclaimed film charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson. Hosted by Rebecca Carroll.

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How I Got Over: A Conversation with 'OJ: Made in America' Director Ezra Edelman

Monday, December 12, 2016

Join us for a conversation with the filmmaker whose critically acclaimed film charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson. Hosted by Rebecca Carroll.

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How I Got Over: Vision and Justice in Racialized America

Friday, December 09, 2016

Photographers LaToya Ruby Frazier and Carrie Mae Weems and art history professor Sarah Lewis talk about celebrating and advancing visual literacy around race. 

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From Solitary Confinement to the Metropolitan Opera

Monday, December 05, 2016

Opera singer Ryan Speedo Green and his biographer Daniel Bergner to talk about race in Donald Trump's America. 

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Dear President: What You Need to Know About Race

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Watch our conversation with comedian Negin Farsad, novelist Kaitlyn Greenidge, The New York Times' Greg Howard and more. Hosted by Rebecca Carroll.

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How I Got Over: Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel José Older

Monday, November 21, 2016

Authors Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel José Older examine representation in young-adult fiction. Hosted by WNYC's Rebecca Carroll.

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How I Got Over: Actress Kristin Davis on Interracial Adoption

Friday, November 18, 2016

Join us to talk about the challenges of being a white parent raising a black child in the current racial climate and the significance of getting language right when talking about race. 

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Ethan Hawke on Race and Identity in America

Monday, October 31, 2016

The actor discusses violence and white accountability in an era of heightened, racialized police brutality and gun violence. 

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Review: A Missed Opportunity in 'The Birth of a Nation'

Friday, October 07, 2016

Director and star Nate Parker takes on an important topic in an average and predictable way, shortchanging its female characters.

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How I Got Over: Rebecca Carroll in Conversation with Ethan Hawke

Friday, September 30, 2016

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll launches a new series with a candid conversation on race, violence and white accountability with actor and writer Ethan Hawke. 

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Controversial Exhibit Requires Trigger Warning

Friday, August 12, 2016

The 24 pieces at the Bronx Documentary Center trace eyewitness recordings of violence, and social and racial injustice throughout history.  

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Bill T. Jones, Claudia Rankine, Rebecca Carroll on Art and Civic Unrest

Monday, July 18, 2016

Bill T. Jones, Claudia Rankine and Rebecca Carroll look at creative expression during times of social unrest and violence. 

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Opinion: Choosing a School When Race is the Main Concern

Thursday, June 09, 2016

What started as a chat between journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and me about school segregation in New York City quickly grew complicated.  
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Larry Wilmore and the N-Word at the White House Correspondents Dinner

Monday, May 02, 2016

The White House has defended the comedian, saying his sentiments of racial progress "came from a genuine place."

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