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Charlton McIlwain

Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU

Charlton McIlwain is an Associate Professor of Media, Culture & Communication at New York University. He is a researcher, author, teacher and speaker on issues related to race and media in social and political life. He is the author/coauthor of four books, including the forthcoming "Race Appeal," has published scholarly articles in a variety of academic journals and has written commentary for a number of print and online publications. He is a Co-Director of the Project on Race in Political Communication (

McIlwain is a Big Think Delphi Fellow. 

It wasn’t until 6th grade that I recall first hearing Martin Luther King Jr. speak. Mrs. Crume was my social studies teacher (interestingly enough, she was also the wife of […]