Racism

Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Debby Irving And Waking Up White

Credit Debby Irving

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.  Still, she didn’t think herself a member of any race.  And that, she says, was the biggest problem.  She joins us to talk about Waking Up White and finding herself in the story of race.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Kids And Race

Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 recent study by our guest Dr. Melanie Killen (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.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Tim Wise: White Like Me

White Like Me by Tim Wise

  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.

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