About This Show
A podcast focused current events, pop culture, identity, and the tricky art of navigating life.
Your hosts are Jenn White and Kim Springer.
Kim is a recovering academic and a lapsed activist. Once she gets over this latest bout of bourgeois rage, she’ll probably do something bold beyond wearing sassy t-shirts. Stay tuned!
Jenn is a public radio host and full time dog mom. She cooks a lot, boxes out her bourgeois rage on a heavy bag, and plans to eventually finish a couple of kids’ books and a screenplay or two.
Most Recent Episode
Let’s Review #5 — A closer look at the words we use when discussing race and racism
Jun 25 15
We talked with Al Young, associate professor of sociology and African/Afro-American studies at the University of Michigan, about the words we use to talk about race and current events.
Here are some of the words we talked about:
Is what happened in Baltimore a “riot” or an “uprising?”
“Black-on-black crime” as statistically correct, but no more so than other intra-group crime.
What are the assumptions behind saying, an “unarmed black man”
Were the recent murders in Charleston, South Carolina a “hate crime” or a “terrorist attack?”