Annenberg Conversations on Race: "Situating the Kardashians: Skin, Theft, Ops"

Annenberg Conversations on Race: "Situating the Kardashians: Skin, Theft, Ops"

This roundtable explored how Kim Kardashian West extracts from Black women. In so doing, the panelists situated the Kardashian enterprise in a long U.S. tradition of extracting and repackaging Black cultural forms for mass (white and violent) consumption, highlighting the particular harm their enterprise of white womanhood does to Black women. The conversation was moderated by Brandy Monk-Payton (Fordham University) and participants included Elizabeth K. Hinton (Yale University/Yale Law School), Dixa Ramírez D’Oleo (Brown University), Ren Ellis Neyra (Wesleyan University), and Vanessa Díaz (Loyola Marymount University).