Aisha Harris



Oct. 14 2013 4:23 PM
In a piece at Slate, Aisha Harris describes how white people are often peculiarly fascinated by black performance, and how their praise and gawking can often be demonstrative of a "fetishization" of black people and black culture.
Aug. 15 2013 5:19 PM
In a piece at Slate, Aisha Harris challenges a recent claim that "the Obama effect" has made this a great year in film and television for black women. "It's not just that black actresses are auditioning and not getting cast in larger roles -- it seems that they are frequently absent from the casting process entirely."
May 14 2013 12:08 AM
Slate's Aisha Harris predicts that the film about the last day in the life of Oscar Grant -- who was fatally shot by a police officer in Oakland, Calif. -- will be both powerful and unsettling. 
April 6 2012 12:44 AM
Writing for Slate's culture blog, Aisha Harris argues that the controversial pulled spot in which Mary J. Blige sings about fried chicken wraps is embarrassing, but for reasons that have nothing to do with racial stereotypes.