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Left of Black: Cable News, 'Scary' Black People and Black Nerds

12/14/2012 01:44 pm ET | Updated Feb 13, 2013
  • Mark Anthony Neal Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University



Left of Black S3:E13 | Cable News, 'Scary' Black People and Black Nerds

Journalist Eric Deggans, Television and Media Critic for the Tampa Bay Times, is one of a handful of black journalists working in such positions at major newspapers in the United States. From his perch, Deggans has a unique vantage to gauge the role of mainstream corporate media. Many of those insights are contained in Deggans's new book Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation (Palgrave McMillian).

A long time contributor to National Public Radio and The Huffington Post, Deggans talks with Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal, about the politics of cable news networks, the proliferation of 'Scary' Black people in the media and Black Nerds.

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Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.