‘Now In Color’ Docuseries Shows Black Students’ Experience At Yale University
Two black Yale graduates have created a docuseries to give viewers an in-depth look at the experiences of black students at Yale University. The series, titled “Now in Color,” follows six students as they detail their experience at the prestigious institution and also open up about their dreams and inspirations.
“The main objective is to resist a monolithic representation of blackness, and to enumerate and expand representation of black voices and black stories,”said creator J. Joseph about the show. “The series for us continues to be our way of getting more black stories into the world right now.”
Joseph, along with co-creator and fellow Yale graduate Clark Burnett, created this series not only to ensure that there is representation for black students regarding the Yale experience, but to also show black youth someone that looks like them that is defying stereotypes.
“It’s certainly important for the youth to see themselves in places of higher education, in the same way that it’s important for them to see Anita doing poetry, or Leonard doing art, and for the youth to be able to say ‘Well, I see someone that looks likes me who’s doing this so I can do it too’,” Joseph said.
Only 10.8 percent of Yale’s student body is black.
Season one of “Now in Color” can watched in full on nowincolor.org. Season two is already in the works