What’s Black? What’s White? What’s Italian? What’s Jewish? Are race and ethnicity a dance anyone can learn?
Joe Beats is a sampled based producer and performer from Rhode Island. His production credits are listed under many like aliases: Joey Beats, The Joe Beats Experiment, The Joe Beats Conspiracy, The Joe Beats Trio, Joey “Nose” Beats, Joe Beats & Blak, Non-Prophets, and others.
John Gennari is an Associate Professor of English & Director, ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies Program, University of Vermont. ALANA is an interdisciplinary program focused on the study of cultures, values, historical and contemporary issues relating to African Americans, Latinos/as, Asian Americans and Native Americans. Gennari’s work focuses on race and ethnic studies in literary and cultural studies.
Greg Tate is an essayist, cultural critic, and longtime Village Voice journalist. Author of Everything But The Burden, Tate’s work artfully explores reaction to and implications of White appropriation of African-American culture.