Racism http://wfae.org en Debby Irving And Waking Up White http://wfae.org/post/debby-irving-and-waking-white <p>Debby Irving grew up thinking of herself as someone who didn’t see color. She believed she didn’t have a racist bone in her body but, despite her best efforts, all her best friends were white. &nbsp;Still, she didn’t think herself a member of any race. &nbsp;And that, she says, was the biggest problem. &nbsp;She joins us to talk about&nbsp;<em>Waking Up White</em>&nbsp;and finding herself in the story of race.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 WFAE 48501 at http://wfae.org Debby Irving And Waking Up White Kids And Race http://wfae.org/post/kids-and-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Martin Luther King, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. said "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." There is evidence that children form attitudes and opinions about race as early as six months old. In a </span><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/02/us/ac360-race-study/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">recent study</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by our guest Dr. Melanie </span>Killen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (commissioned by CNN), a white child and a black child look at the exact same picture of two students on the playground and see very different things. How do children interpret our differences and form racial attitudes? We'll find out how to talk to kids about race with a researcher into children's social development and the author of a children's book about race.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 19648 at http://wfae.org Kids And Race Tim Wise: White Like Me http://wfae.org/post/tim-wise-white-me <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Author Tim Wise is an anti-race activist who writes and lectures about his thoughts on race from the perspective of a white man and his experiences. He joins us to talk about race and racism in politics, culture, the media and business, and how he uses his position as a white male to educate people about things like "white denial," "white privilege" and outright racism. We'll also talk about what local organizations are doing to educate the community about these topics as well, when Charlotte Talks.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 19490 at http://wfae.org Tim Wise: White Like Me