Farai Chideya

Award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer.

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Farai Chideya is a reporter, political and cultural analyst, and educator. Over the years she has worked in print, television, radio, and digital media; covered every Presidential election since 1996; and traveled to 28 countries and 49 states to report, learn, and explore. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, she is a fellow at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, studying newsroom diversity and editorial protocols during the 2016 election. She covered the 2016 election for FiveThirtyEight.com, with a s

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  • Topics of her recent lectures include:

    • The Color of Our Future: Race, Ethnicity and Our Role in Shaping the New America
    • Dis/Connected: How Digital Technology is Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Love
    • Women Can’t “Have It All.” (Neither Can Men.): Gender and the Search for Fulfillment
    • My Favorite Job Mistake: Don’t Worry About Making the Right Decision. Learn How to “Make the Decision Right.”

    What Happens to Equality When We’re All Minorities? — Re-Imagining King’s Dream for a Post-Majority America
    The Census predicts that a generation from now, America will have no racial majority. But that doesn’t mean we will be an equal society. How do we keep our eyes on the prize of equality as we head towards a “post-majority” era?

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