Victor Ray is an assistant professor of sociology whose expertise includes race and ethnicity, gender and discrimination.
Topics of expertise: race and ethnicity, gender, discrimination
Recent media coverage:
National Geographic has reckoned with its past, declaring in an editorial this month that "For Decades, Our Coverage was Racist." For its latest issues, the magazine turned a critical eye on its own archives. CBC Radio, March 14; Nonprofit Quarterly, March 13
This is a common American political narrative: venerating dead black heroes while pillorying the living. The United States has a history of lionizing black folks it helped send to the grave. Washington Post, May 31
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Discipline: Humanities & Social Science