A conversation with Shelly Tochluk, author of the book Witnessing Whiteness. We talk about how she decided that the most important thing she could do to combat racism was to change the way that she and her white peers talked about and thought about race.
In part two of our conversation, Peggy McIntosh talks about the five phases of understanding white privilege, and how white people can use their unearned advantage to work against the system which perpetuates it.
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A conversation with Peggy McIntosh, author of the groundbreaking essay “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”, published in 1988. She talks about how encounters with the sexism of well-meaning men helped her see that she too had blind spots about her own racism. She describes how humbling it was for her to grasp the concept of white privilege and how understanding it has changed her life. You can write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org to request free copies of her essays.
In part two of our conversation, anthropologist and social work student Natasha Wilson talks about how, as a black woman in mostly-white schools and workplaces, she felt shunned and avoided, which made it harder to deal with other adversity in her life. She also talks about how these experiences have inspired her research on Post-Traumatic Growth.
We begin a new series on racism in Maine with a conversation with Natasha Wilson, who moved to Maine in 2012 following the tragic death of two of her brothers. She talks about how her experience of racism has been shaped by the different places she’s lived, and how she was unprepared for the alienation and hostility she has experienced in overwhelmingly white states like Iowa and Maine. We also discuss the history and underpinnings of white privilege and the idea of whiteness as a social construct.
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