Radio 101

Radio 101 is WFDD's education program for high school students. It teaches interested students about journalism, technology, personal reflection and storytelling.

The program has been held at Carver High School in Winston-Salem and The Middle College at Guilford Technical Community College in High Point.

This fall Radio 101 will be held at Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem and The STEM Early College at NC A&T.

Radio 101 is taught by Lopa Shah. Stories are produced by students with assistance from WFDD staff.



Radio 101
12:00 am
Mon May 21, 2012

The Poison of Colorism

18-year-old Sierra Lee says being dark-skinned means your own culture may reject you.
Credit Kathryn Mobley / WFDD

Every day Sierra Lee wakes up, she says she goes to war. Sierra describes her life as a dark-skinned African American as a continuous fight. Now she's 18 and a senior at James Benson Dudley High School in Greensboro. She's participated in WFDD's education program, Radio 101.  It inspires confidence, creativity, critical thinking and community engagement while teaching radio journalism skills. In her essay, Sierra sheds light on a type of modern-day prejudice she struggles to overcome. 


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