ABOUT Brent Staples
July 09, 2012
New York Times columnist Brent Staples argues that it was just a matter of time before a hip-hop star would blow through the lines separating pop from rap and appeal to two lucrative audiences at once. Nicki Minaj just happens to be a woman.
New York Times columnist Brent Staples tackles the stereotyping at play in Trayvon Martin's death. Many Americans, he points out, draw the same conclusions as gunman George Zimmerman did.
Prompted by The Help, New York Times writer Brent Staples checks in on persistent stereotypes of African Americans in film.