Journalist and Author Jeff Chang

19th July 2019

Jeff Chang is a journalist and music critic with an emphasis on hip hop music and culture. His writings have appeared in San Francisco Chronicle, the Village Voice, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Spin, and many more. Jeff Chang returns to Bullseye for his latest project, We Gon’ Be Alright It was a book back in 2016. Recently, it was turned into a web series by Indie Lens Spotlight. The series deals with some really tough questions with no easy answer. The current state of racism since Trump became President. Where Asian Americans fall when it comes to discrimination. It’s a look at the state of race relations in America today. And, what he’d like to see people do about it.

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Journalist and author Jeff Chang on his latest project We Gon’ Be Alright
Jeff Chang is a journalist and music critic with an emphasis on hip hop music and culture. His writings have appeared in San Francisco Chronicle, the Village Voice, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Spin, and many more.

Nearly 15 years ago, Chang published Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. He’s published three books since then. He joined us in 2015, to talk about Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America.

Jeff Chang returns to Bullseye for his latest project, We Gon’ Be Alright. It was a book back in 2016, and it’s a follow up to Who We Be. Recently, We Gon’ Be Alright was turned into a web series by Indie Lens Spotlight.

The series deals with some really tough questions with no easy answer. The current state of racism since Trump became President. Where Asian Americans fall when it comes to discrimination. How bigotry plays out even within the same race.

He wanted to talk about big topics like racial segregation in housing, entertainment and education. It’s a look at the state of race relations in America today. And, what he’d like to see people do about it.

Check out We Gon’ Be Alright on YouTube.

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