Mar 012021

Myrtle Beach Rotarians recently had the opportunity to hear from Issac Bailey, a veteran journalist who has won numerous writing and reporting awards. Bailey was one of 12 journalists in the country chosen to be a 2014 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where he studied race relations law. He is Davidson College’s Batten Professor and a former professor for Coastal Carolina University, where he taught journalism and applied ethics.

He has been published in hundreds of publications, including The New York Times, Politico Magazine, Time Magazine, the Washington Post, the Charlotte Observer, and He has appeared on NPR, CNN and MSNBC. Bailey created a race relations seminar in which he explores the complexity of implicit and other types of biases and has given presentations at several dozen institutions, including Duke University, Central Michigan University, and the Education Writer’s Workshop. 

Bailey’s 2018 book, “My Brother Moochie,” discusses the effects of the criminal justice system on black families. It has received critical acclaim, and has been featured in the New York Times. He recently released “Why Didn’t We Riot? A Black Man in Trumpland.” 

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