Roland Martin

Revolutionary Change: The Role of the Disruptor

Roland Martin

Talk: Revolutionary Change: The Role of the Disruptor

People of color often feel the pressure to "mute" aspects of their identity, experience, and culture when navigating predominantly white spaces. Whether in the workplace, gentrified communities, or heavily policed neighborhoods, they engage in Herculean efforts to increase the comfort of “the white gaze” in the hopes of limiting their experiences of being outsiders and being marginalized, sanctioned, penalized, or in the worst cases, killed.

Roland Martin

Over the course of a journalistic career that has seen him interview multiple U.S. presidents to the top athletes and entertainers in Hollywood, Roland S. Martin is a journalist who has always maintained a clear sense of his calling in this world.