I help organizations effectively address diversity so they can be more productive.
Travels from: Phoenix, AZ – Topics: Diversity, race, inclusion, media, teamwork
Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. is a trained historian who most effectively analyzes contemporary mainstream media with a careful eye for persistent patterns along racial lines that appear benign but indeed have problematic historical roots. Frederick Gooding’s most well-known work thus far is “You Mean, There’s RACE in My Movie? The Complete Guide to Understanding Race in Mainstream Hollywood,” which critically analyzes the value and impact of contemporary racial imagery based upon historical narratives of sex, money & power.
“You Mean, There’s RACE in My Workplace?” – Did you know that there is race in your workplace?! Using user-friendly, popular mainstream movie clips, we will discover together six discriminatory patterns hidden in plain view that are often replicated in the workplace off screen! After this presentation, you will never see movies (or your workplace) the same way again!
“You Mean, There’s RACE in My School Space?” – Do you find it difficult to talk about race? Are you afraid of saying the “wrong thing?” Using user-friendly, popular mainstream movie clips, we will discover together six discriminatory patterns hidden in plain view that are often replicated in our daily interactions off screen! After this presentation, you will have the tools to have meaningful conversations about maintaining meaningful relationships.
“You Mean, There’s GENIUS in My Hip Hop?” – In this dynamic workshop, we start with the principle that Hip Hop performs an important social function, and consequently so does the sounds and images it generates. We seek to understand how something so controversial and marginal could become so mainstream and central. Corporate America has taken notice of its undeniable mass market global appeal, have you? Come learn how Hip Hop can exemplify some of the most enduring business principles of grit and success and use these lessons to remix your business plan accordingly.
“The class is still buzzing about the presentation and they are truly loving the book. Thanks for helping us all have a better set of eyes.” – Dr. Doreen Loury, Director, Assistant Professor of Sociology Act 101 Program, Arcadia University
“You have provided us with not only a helpful framework for understanding but also a much-needed vocabulary and tools in order to further discussions.” – Melia LaCour, Equity in Educa on Program Manager Puget Sound Educa onal School District, WA
“[The] presentation is informative, challenging and inspirational to everyone, and folks keep talking afterwards.” – Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., Director Diversity & Inclusion, Brooklyn Friends School
You Mean, There’s Race in My Movie? The Complete Guide to Understanding Race in Mainstream Hollywood
You Mean, There’s GENIUS in My Hip Hop?: The Complete Guide to Understanding Underground HipHopology
You Mean, There’s RACE in My Sports?: The Complete Guide for Understanding Race & Sports in Mainstream Media