This web series is a meta-ethno-non/fictional representation of the conversations that the authors had during the process of writing and publishing their book, Impolite Conversations (Atria, 2014).
(Produced in conjunction with camra.)
CORA: John, WTF does that mean?
JOHN: It is a kind of “serious joke,” even if I am the only one who finds it funny. 🙂
CORA: At least you realize you have a select audience. Instead, how about: this web series is scripted reality, conversations that blur the lines between fiction and reality inspired by our non-fiction book, Impolite Conversations (Atria, 2014), .
JOHN: Ugh, at least meta-ethno sounds like more than just a shameless plug. For those who are curious, let’s just stick to: Watch the series.
CORA: And read the book!
[…] Impolite Conversations is a fascinating collection of essay that captures a set of exchanges between journalist Cora Daniels and cultural anthropologist John L. Jackson, Jr. I make an appearance in Jackson’s chapter titled “All my best friends are light skinned women.” You’ll have to read the book to see how I fare. But check out my brief exchange with John about how I think about the question of skin color today here. This episode is part of their Impolite Conversations Web Series. […]