At Length with Steve Scher

At Length with Touré

Prior to his Equity & Difference  lecture, Microaggression: Power, Privilege and Everyday Life , Touré, journalist, author and cultural critic, sat down for a conversation with At Length host Steve Scher, ’87.

Recorded on April 5, 2016.

Poster from the Spring 2016 Equity & Difference lecture with Touré. Click to enlarge.

Touré is a music journalist, author, cultural critic and television personality. He was a co-host of the TV show “The Cycle on MSNBC. He was also a contributor to MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show,” and the host of Fuse’s “Hip Hop Shop” and “On the Record with Fuse.”

Touré taught a course on the history of hip hop at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, part of the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. He is the author of several books, including “The Portable Promised Land: Stories” (2003), “Soul City: A Novel “(2005), “Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means To Be Black Now” (2011) and “I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon” (2013).

In this conversation with Steve Scher, Touré talks about his own experiences with microaggressions, how an African-American writer may be best suited to write about Eric Clapton and the “40 million different ways to be black.”