Tag: diversity

My new podcast is Tania's Take race, culture and the culture of race

My new podcast is Tania's Take race, culture and the culture of race
I’ve started a new podcast called Tania’s Take race, culture and the culture of race.  I had another podcast named Race Bait. The tag line for that was “A Black woman. A White man. We talk about racism so you can too” I was the Black woman in that scenario. Still am. Race Bait was a... Read more »

Black girl in a White suburb

You can listen to the audio version here You can read the previous chapter here Black girl in a White suburb by Tania Richard chapter 3 My Junior year History teacher looked like an Italian 1970’s porn star dressed in polyester. He didn’t wear gold chains but he might as well have. He was also... Read more »

Black girl in a white suburb

Black girl in a white suburb
You can listen to the audio version here Chapter one (1/1)  Chapter one (2/2) The one about living vicariously He was tall and blonde with blue eyes. He was captain of the varsity basketball even though he was a sophomore. He was JFK to his older brother’s Robert F. Kennedy. Yeah, yeah, yeah JFK ws older... Read more »
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Black girl in a white suburb

Black girl in a white suburb
This is the beginning of an ongoing series about my experiences growing up in an all white suburb and going to an all white grade school and high school. You can listen to the audio version here. Black girl in a white suburb Prologue I have a recurring dream that I’m in high school and for... Read more »

6 teaching artists of color from Chicago's theatre community

I recently came across an ad for a panel discussion consisting of leading casting directors in Chicago. It was a prestigious panel with participants who have earned their status and have a great deal to offer professionals in the industry. It was also an all White panel. I was discouraged. I am a Black actress, writer... Read more »

The Diversity Test or why does the Black character get screwed first? Part II

This is part two of a series examining three contemporary American plays that feature interracial relationships. I ended part one with this question: Does the fact that the two “victims” in the story; Jory and Amir are people of color make it easier for the audience to forgive Emily? Is it easier for audiences to see... Read more »
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The Diversity Test or why does the Black character get screwed first?

There is an ongoing conversation in the entertainment industry about diversity, inclusion and representation: the lack thereof, the abuses, the confusion and perpetuation of the problem as well as the strides towards diversification. As a Black writer and actress it is my mission to tell stories that reflect the world I live in which is diverse,... Read more »

Chris Rock missed the big picture

I didn’t watch the Oscars last night because as a black woman in the industry I was disappointed in the lack of diversity in nominations so I didn’t want to support the program. Through Twitter I was able to get the gist of the winners, fashion and Leonardo DiCaprio’s big win. I read a transcript... Read more »