Wellesley Assistant Professor Michael Jeffries Joined Panels Discussing Jason Collins, Charles Ramsey

May 21, 2013
Jeffries on the set of Basic Black

Michael Jeffries, Knafel Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Assistant Professor of American Studies, joined two recent conversations on WGBH's panel talk show Basic Black. One panel discussed the announcement by NBA player Jason Collins who revealed he is gay. As the first active professional male athlete to do so, Collin's announcement was certainly historic, but, the panel discussed, "Is it news?"

A second panel discussion looked at the two-minute interview and 911 call made by Cleveland kidnap rescuer Charles Ramsey, and how these things grew into a larger examination of race, class, and the media.

For links to both interviews and after-show discussions, visit the WGBH Basic Black website.

Basic Black is hosted by Callie Crossley '73.