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2010 - Founder's Day Symposium: Introduction and David Wall Rice

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Uploaded on Feb 19, 2010

Founder's Day Symposium - Black Men in the 21st Century: Myths, Data and Reality

PART 1 of 6

This ongoing summit extends the mission of the Morehouse Research Institute and builds upon a critical mass of research at the College that looks at the affirmative development of black men and boys. Additionally, this symposium served as an exciting review of current thinking from national experts in light of America's first African American President.

David Wall Rice, 95 (Moderator): A graduate of Morehouse College and of Howard University with a doctorate in personality psychology, David Wall Rice is principal investigator of the Identity Stasis Laboratory; a lab that explores expressions of identity balance through engagement, exploration of varied contexts and life story narratives. With a Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University, Rice frequently applies his research to pop culture criticism as contributor to the national morning news program The Takeaway, a co-production of WNYC Radio and Public Radio International. He also has provided commentary for NPR, NBC, and MSNBC and his writings have appeared in The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Source and Vibe magazines, among other periodicals. Rices research in personality
psychology is sharply focused on identity and the negotiation of achievement, particularly among black males as demonstrated in the recent text , Balance: Advancing identity theory by engaging the black male adolescent and the text-in-progress, I Aint No Joke: Identity negotiation through the narratives of hip-hop lyricism 9.2010. Rice lives in Atlanta and is married to photojournalist Mikki K. Harris and spends much of his non-research time with Harris and their son Biko.

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