Misses the “Old Kanye”
in Baton Rouge
Kina Reed is a Communication researcher and educator. She currently acts as the Director of Forensics and teaches in the Department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. Famous Peanuts cartoonist, Charles M. Schulz shares, “There’s a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker”. Kina argues there is a clear association between the two, both personal philosophies and bumper stickers leave lasting impressions upon the people following them! Her research focuses on race and gender identity constructions. Moreover, her teaching philosophy helps students see social equity as a communal value. She believes true societal change can only occur when each individual in any given society is empowered to find their voice in the world. She currently serves as a facilitator within Dialogue on Race and as a fellow in the 2018-19 Urban Leadership Development Initiative in Baton Rouge, La. She lives her life in service to those in her community with a deep desire to see social reconciliation for all. Walks with her dog, vacations with family, and road trips with friends are her definition of “awesome sauce.”
Kanye West: Recall, Revoke, Remix, and Requiem (ed)
Kina Reed met this guy when she was 20 years old. The first time she heard Kanye on a track he answered questions she didn’t even realize she was asking at the time. Losing him means something. And Kina believes it probably signifies a lot of things that need to be explored.