🎧 Seeing White, part 7: Chenjerai’s Challenge | Scene on Radio (episode 37)

Seeing White, episode 37: Chenjerai’s Challenge by John Biewen with special guest Chenjerai Kumanyika from Scene on Radio
“How attached are you to the idea of being white?” Chenjerai Kumanyika puts that question to host John Biewen, as they revisit an unfinished conversation from a previous episode. Part 7 of our series, Seeing White.
If possible, click to play, otherwise your browser may be unable to play this audio file. Relistened to this episode as a prelude to getting back into it after a long summer. Glad that there are so many more episodes to catch up on.

🎧 Seeing White, part 7: Chenjerai’s Challenge | Scene on Radio (episode 37)

Seeing White, episode 37: Chenjerai’s Challenge by John Biewen with special guest Chenjerai Kumanyika from Scene on Radio
“How attached are you to the idea of being white?” Chenjerai Kumanyika puts that question to host John Biewen, as they revisit an unfinished conversation from a previous episode. Part 7 of our series, Seeing White.
If possible, click to play, otherwise your browser may be unable to play this audio file. There are some great questions here that are well worth revisiting in light of the remainder of the series. Some of this discussion reminds me of a lazy, 20-something comedian I heard recently. He hadn't accomplished anything useful in…

🎧 Seeing White, episode 36: That’s Not Us, So We’re Clean | Scene on Radio

Seeing White, episode 36: That's Not Us, So We're Clean by John Biewen with special guest Chenjerai Kumanyika from Scene On Radio
When it comes to America’s racial sins, past and present, a lot of us see people in one region of the country as guiltier than the rest. Host John Biewen spoke with some white Southern friends about that tendency. Part Six of our ongoing series, Seeing White. With recurring guest, Chenjerai Kumanyika.
If possible, click to play, otherwise your browser may be unable to play this audio file. Having lived in many parts of the country growing up (Dahlonega, GA; Burlington, CT; Calhoun, GA; Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; etc.), I can attest that the generalities described here do dovetail with many of my experiences. The cultures with…

🎧 Seeing White, episode 35 Little War on the Prairie | Scene on Radio

Seeing White, episode 35 Little War on the Prairie by John Biewen from Scene on Radio
Growing up in Mankato, Minnesota, John Biewen heard next to nothing about the town’s most important historical event. In 1862, Mankato was the site of the largest mass execution in U.S. history – the hanging of 38 Dakota warriors – following one of the major wars between Plains Indians and settlers. In this documentary, originally produced for This American Life, John goes back to Minnesota to explore what happened, and why Minnesotans didn’t talk about it afterwards.
If possible, click to play, otherwise your browser may be unable to play this audio file. These episodes and the brutal history they contain and suggest have been pretty gut-wrenching so far. This by far delves more deeply into the history and as a result is much more hear-rending than the others. It really makes…

🎧 Seeing White, episodes 31-34 | Scene on Radio

Seeing White by John Biewen with special guest Chenjerai Kumanyika from Scene on Radio
Events of the past few years have turned a challenging spotlight on White people, and Whiteness, in the United States. A podcast series from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University explores what it means to be White.
Part 1: Turning the Lens February 15, 2017 audio Part 2: How Race Was Made March 1, 2017 audio Part 3: Made in America March 16, 2017 audio Part 4: On Crazy We Built a Nation March 30, 2017 audio Notes Part 1: Seemingly almost too short, but lays some good groundwork (in retrospect) for…

👓 Las Vegas Is Only the Deadliest Shooting in US History Because They Don’t Count Black Lives | The Root

Las Vegas Is Only the Deadliest Shooting in US History Because They Don’t Count Black Lives by Michael Harriot (The Root)
News reporters and anchors have repeatedly referred to the recent tragedy in Las Vegas as the “worst mass shooting in U.S. history.” Like all things that are constantly repeated, the proclamation has become fact.
There's some great history here. It reminds me about the podcast Seeing White which I've been listening to recently.

Now: May 2017

Somewhere between the granularity of following my daily updates and my about page here's a quick outline of things I've been doing within the past month or plan to do in the coming weeks. What am I focused on Now? Reading new book/novella submissions for Boffo Socko Books Building a few websites/author platforms/social media hubs for some clients.…

Now

Somewhere between the granularity of following my daily updates and my about page here's a quick outline of things I've been doing within the past month or plan to do in the coming weeks. What am I focused on Now? Reading new book/novella submissions for Boffo Socko Books Building a few websites/author platforms/social media hubs for some clients.…