Dexter Thomas

Senior Fellow

Dexter Thomas is a culture correspondent for Vice News, covering the intersection of identity and art. He previously wrote for the Los Angeles Times, where he contributed to Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of shootings in his hometown of San Bernardino, CA. He’s quite good at video games, is a PhD candidate in East Asian studies at Cornell University, and is writing a book about Japanese hip-hop.


“Nah.” – Rosa Parks

Me in Three

What’s a favorite piece of advice you’ve received?
One time I met John Carlos – yes, that John Carlos – and he told me I needed to shut up and listen more.

What are you currently obsessed with?

How would you like to spend more of your time?
Making music!

This pretty much sums up my existence