New Documentary Film Examines Race Relations on College Campuses
Filed in Campus Racial Incidents on March 1, 2016
On February 25, the documentary film Remixing Colorblind premiered at the Landmark Theatre in Philadelphia. The film is the work of Sheena Howard, an assistant professor of communication at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
According to Dr. Howard, “this documentary embarks on examining how the educational system today shapes our understanding of race and, by extension, the nuances of race relations – including notions of implicit bias, individual racism, institutional racism and reverse racism. This is explored through conversations with faculty, administrators, teachers, guidance counselors and young people across different types of institutions, including HBCU’s, predominantly White institutions, high schools in the inner city and on the street interviews.”
Dr. Howard joined the faculty at Rider University in 2011 after teaching at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, where she majored in marketing. She holds a master’s degree from the New York Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in rhetorical/intercultural communication from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is the author or co-author of several books including Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013).
A trailer for the documentary film, which will be screened on college and university campuses nationwide, can be viewed below.