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correcting for white people

Andrea Thornton Bolden

Andrea is an Atlanta native who began her education at Hampton University. She studied marketing on a full academic scholarship and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Even though Andrea spent her years in college building expertise in marketing, PR, advertising, and event planning, she knew her true passion was in television.

Andrea received a Masters in Entertainment Industry Management with a focus on Television Development at Carnegie Mellon University. After graduating with honors in 2011, she began working at Jerry Bruckheimer Films where she was assist KristieAnne Reed, EVP of TV Development.

She went on to work on Lucifer as the Writers’ Assistant for Seasons 1 and 2, as a staff writer on Superstition (Syfy) and writer on The Spanish Princess (Starz), Tell Me A Story (CBS All Access), and L.A.’s Finest (Spectrum). She is currently working on Nancy Drew (the CW).

Andrea and her husband Earl live in Sherman Oaks, CA. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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Correcting for White People

written by Andrea Thornton Bolden

Race has been very much on everyone’s mind. This is a powerful essay written by a woman with a unique perspective. Andrea Thornton Bolden wrote in response to what we have seen on the news almost daily, and she coins a term that will definitely make you stop and think, “I’ve never thought of it quite that way before.”

 

© 2020 Andrea Thornton Bolden | Recording © 2020 Rivercliff Books & Media. All rights reserved.

Read by Andrea Thornton Bolden

“I wish my husband’s shoes looked more expensive. Yesterday we were walking up into the hills of Royal Oaks in L.A. His jacket is Arcteryx on Burrard, but it is black and simple. I’m worried that people won’t know how much we paid for it. If I dress Earl up in expensive things, maybe they won’t hurt him. Maybe they won’t kill him — this time.”

“That lady don’t want this smoke. Not from me, or from my sleeping giant of a husband, traumatized by years of mean White faces and angry White words.”

“I am Southern, so my first impulse is to be polite. When I was growing up, there were rules of engagement that don’t exist anymore in Trump country.”

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