1. What was it like, for Dr. Foster, being the first Black student body president at a predominately white university?
  2. How did Dr. Rob Foster find his way to the Mormon faith in North Carolina given his deep roots in the Baptist Church? 
  3. What was it like growing up in an all black poor town in rural North Carolina?
  4. Why did Dr. Foster agree to be interviewed by Dr. Darron Smith, but declined going on Jay Leno’s late night TV show?

All these questions and more will be answered in this two-part podcast version of a pervious YouTube Live interview with BYU’s only black Student Body President, Dr Rob Foster.

Please leave an email question for Dr. Darron Smith to answer on the podcast by filling out the form below. We encourage our listeners to email us a voice-mail question so we can play it on the podcast. Also, please share this podcast with friends if you you find this series helpful.

Dr. Darron Smith and Miguel Barker-Valdez


    Dr. Darron T. Smith is a faculty member at the University of Memphis in the Department of Sociology. He is frequent political and cultural contributor for Huffington Post on various issues of inequality in the form of racism, classism and other systems of U.S. based oppression. He has also contributed to various forums from Religion Dispatches and ESPN's Outside the Lines to The New York Times and Chicago Tribune op-ed sections. Dr. Smith’s research spans a wide myriad of topics on including healthcare disparities, Religious Studies, Race & Sports, Stress & Mindfulness, Transracial Adoption and the Black Family. His current research focuses on healthcare workforce discrimination involving African American physician assistants. His is the author of, When Race, Religion & Sports Collide: Blacks Athletes at BYU and Beyond, was recently released to critical praise in November 2016.

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