We here at the PJC are all about Judaism reflected and refracted. What better way to celebrate the multiplicity and complexity of religious views than this interview with Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson about “God on the streets”? In this exciting installation of Faith Complex, Professor Dyson discusses his book Holler If You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur and the dynamics of spiritual belief in contemporary hip-hop with PJC Director Jacques Berlinerblau. Dr. Dyson is currently a professor [...]
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Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 22, 2009 marked a historical milestone for the African American and black communities. But what has Obama’s election done for perceptions of race in the United States? What is his responsibility with regard to race relations? How has the dialogue changed? And should we care about the Jeremiah Wright controversy? Professor Michael Eric Dyson answers these questions in this Faith Complex. Dr. Dyson is currently a professor of sociology at Georgetown University, where he teaches [...]