race 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 50 Years Since Desegregation In Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/50-years-desegregation-charlotte <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fifty years ago, a Charlotte Civil Rights activist led a march through Charlotte to call for desegregation in the city. That march triggered an "eat-in" at Charlotte restaurants with African American leaders, led by then Mayor Stan </span>Brookshire<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. That action in Charlotte helped set the stage for the nation's 1964 Civil Rights Act. Fifty years after that action, we'll gather with historians as well as people who were there to talk about those historic events, how Charlotte has progressed since, and where we still need to go to fully achieve desegregation in Charlotte, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 27518 at http://wfae.org 50 Years Since Desegregation In Charlotte Church Integration And Martin Luther King (Rebroadcast) http://wfae.org/post/church-integration-and-martin-luther-king-rebroadcast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Martin Luther King, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. once wrote "worship at its best is a social experience with people of all levels" His vision for more integrated churches has not truly come to fruition but several area religious leaders hope to change that. We'll meet a Sociologist studying the divisive nature that can pervade churches in our region as well as two Pastors working to diversify their own congregations. On the week of the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. we look at his hope for integration of the church experience in America.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 19720 at http://wfae.org Church Integration And Martin Luther King (Rebroadcast) 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 Tavis Smiley: America I AM (Rebroadcast) http://wfae.org/post/tavis-smiley-america-i-am-rebroadcast <p></p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Charlotte Talks 1804 at http://wfae.org Tavis Smiley: America I AM (Rebroadcast) The Dialogue Progresses http://wfae.org/post/dialogue-progresses <p></p><p>(12/2/05) Advocates for bridging the racial gap in Charlotte tried to gauge where people stand these days on the issue of race during a town hall meeting recently at the Levine Museum of the New South. WFAE's Simone Orendain was there.</p><p> Fri, 02 Dec 2005 17:00:00 +0000 editor 5987 at http://wfae.org