“…The very idea of Muslims’ ordinariness is subject to debate in this country. By denying their Muslim compatriots the right to be boringly normal, what TV-bashing bigots do is restrict and define for the rest of us what it means to be All-American.”
Oliver Wang is a music writer and cultural critic whose work has been published in almost every major hip-hop magazine: The Source, XXL, Vibe, Scratch and others. He has written about race, popular culture and music for Mother Jones, Spin, The Nation and the LA Times.
Wang is a frequent contributor to NPR and KPCC in California and runs the audioblog SoulSides.com. He teaches sociology at California State University at Long Beach, with a focus on race/ethnicity and social issues.
Music Writer and Cultural Critic, Professor of Sociology at California State University at Long Beach
Areas of Expertise: Music, Sports, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Race & Ethnicity, Hip-Hop
Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs at Columbia University
Areas of Expertise: Labor Organizing, Politics, Policy, Race & Ethnic Politics, African-American Politics, Urban Politics and Policy, American Political Development, Community Organizing, Social Movements, Social Science Methodology