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Ms. Aisha Harris

Wrong Aisha Harris?

Brow Beat Assistant

Slate Magazine
Local Address: New York, New York, United States
2800 1St Ave Hall 6
Seattle, Washington 98121
United States

Company Description: Slate Magazine is an award-winning Web site that offers fresh angles on stories in the news and innovative entertainment coverage. Slate won the 2006 and 2005 EPpy...   more

Employment History


  • New York University
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Slate's Aisha ..., 1 April 2014 [cached]
Slate's Aisha Harris reviews "Pretty Boy Flizzy" -- the first episode of The Boondocks without Aaron McGruder at the helm
Slate's Aisha Harris reviews the season premiere of The Boondocks.
Aisha Harris is a Brow Beat ..., 29 Nov 2013 [cached]
Aisha Harris is a Brow Beat assistant. She is a graduate student at New York University and lives in Brooklyn.
Aisha Harris, a writer for ..., 11 Dec 2013 [cached]
Aisha Harris, a writer for Slate has decided that it's a bad thing that Santa Claus is mostly portrayed as being a jolly white male. The Santa figures in her house growing up, she explains, had darker skin like she did, but the Santas elsewhere were white. In Harris' world, this is a travesty, so she's come up with a genius idea: transform Santa into an adorable penguin figure wearing a Santa hat and coat.
According to Harris, the fact that Santa Claus is white has caused undue amounts of "insecurity and shame" among minority children. Hence, penguin Santa.
St. Nicholas, whom the modern day "Santa Claus" was based upon, was a real person. He was Greek and born in what is now roughly Turkey. He did not have an African or Asian complexion. He, among other things, encouraged giving to the needy and once punched a heretic.
ActNow Foundation, 30 Oct 2013 [cached]
Our film writer Aisha Harris interviewed Freda about the making of her web series.
Our newest recruit here at ActNow, Aisha Harris, recently interviewed Derrick Perry, the writer & director of PROSPECT, a film which focuses on a Brooklyn photographer searching for inspiration, who has a chance encounter with a mysterious woman in Prospect Park.
It was former Hamden resident Aisha ..., 18 Dec 2013 [cached]
It was former Hamden resident Aisha Harris' article in Slate that prompted the debate as to whether Santa should be portrayed as white.
Aisha Harris. Credit: Twitter
When Aisha Harris was a student at West Woods School - and later Hamden Middle and Hamden High schools - she felt different because she was often the only student of color in her classes.
At a student in the Talented and Gifted program, she often didn't see any other students of color in any classes except for physical education and a few others, she said.
In 2004, she wrote about her experiences in the Hartford Courant. And she continued to write - now as a columnist for Slate. And it was one of her pieces that set off a firestorm of debate: should Santa be depicted as white?
With that comment, Harris, who moved to Hamden when she was in fourth grade, was brought into what became a nationwide debate on the appropriateness of Kelly's comments.
Harris appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday to defend her piece.
"It kind of reinforced my point, actually," Harris told Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter.
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