There are so many amazing podcasts for us to learn and unlearn from. We’ll be adding and removing them so check back!
Reporter Chana Joffe-Walt says progressive white parents may say they want their kids to go to diverse schools — but the reality tells a different story. 6 episodes.
Reparations for Aunt Jemima! When Quaker decided to take Aunt Jemima off the red pancake box after 131 years, did it also try to scrub the legacy she represents? And what sort of compensation is appropriate — and to whom — from a brand that maintained that image in public for so long?
Why We’re All Suffering from Racial Trauma (Even White People) — and How to Handle It with Resmaa Menakem (Ten Percent Happier podcast)
It’s easy to think of racism as a virus that lives in your head. But Resmaa Menakem makes a compelling case that it also lives, in very profound and often unseen ways, in our bodies. Menakem is a therapist and trauma specialist based in Minneapolis, and author of My Grandmother’s Hands. Menakem’s work is all about healing our bodies — and, by extension, our nation — from racialized trauma, which lives in bodies of all colors, including white bodies. He is also very clear about what he sees as white people’s part in undoing racism that goes way beyond the current news cycle.
|America’s Reckoning With Racism: The History Already Made In 2020 (WBUR)|
|Hear a reading of James Baldwin’s classic, The Fire Next Time, which is a letter to Baldwin’s nephew, just as Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me is a letter to his son.|
|Jesmyn Ward, of Sing Unburied Sing, also compiled more recent writings on race in The Fire This Time.|