Articles by: Valeta Brown

Why Race Matters: Blackness in a White Society

Why Race Matters: Blackness in a White Society

BY VALETA BROWN In 2006, a teenage girl named Kiri Davis came to Reel Works with an idea of exploring how the impact of slavery and racism can be seen within black culture today. She and her mentor recreated the famous “doll test” by asking 21 preschoolers to choose between a black and a white doll. The majority of children […]

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A Gap worth Bridging

A Gap worth Bridging

BY VALETA BROWN In New Delhi, India, a man named Rajesh Kumar Sharma started a school under a bridge for the children of laborers from nearby villages. He said most of the kids would spend their days in the fields or playing around. Sharma had 140 students when he started teaching, 70 of whom are now in government schools. Sharma’s […]