58 minutes | Mar 17th 2018

#ThatBlackCouple Ep 15 - When White People Like You

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In the first segment, Jenn and Daren read a listener submitted question (the topic of this episode) and clarify that this question speaks to a larger question of the power of the status quo. In the second segment, they discuss the theoretical implications of being liked and supported by white people. In the third segment, Jenn and Daren discuss not doing things for the white gaze, codeswitching, and creating spaces for Black folx first. Articles for reference: * Why White Guilt Is The Least Important Consideration In My Work http://watercoolerconvos.com/2017/02/20/why-white-guilt-is-the-least-important-consideration-in-my-work/ * Why I will no longer use my unpaid labor to discuss race in America with white people http://watercoolerconvos.com/2017/09/10/will-no-longer-use-unpaid-labor-discuss-race-america-white-people/ * White “allies” and speaking the words of racial violence in the United States http://watercoolerconvos.com/2017/08/23/white-allies-speaking-words-racial-harm-united-states/ * 5 Things Black Folk Don’t Have To Do For White People In The Era Of Trump (Or Ever) http://watercoolerconvos.com/2016/12/14/5-things-black-folk-dont-have-to-do-for-white-people-in-the-era-of-trump-or-ever/ * The Folly Of White Allyship In An Era Of ‘Opt-Out’ Culture http://watercoolerconvos.com/2016/10/25/the-folly-of-white-allyship-in-an-era-of-opt-out-culture/ www.ThatBlackCouple.com FB: www.facebook.com/ThatBlackCouple Twitter: www.twitter.com/ThatBlkCouple Instagram: www.instagram.com/thatblkcouple Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/that-black-couple Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/I7nue367hsfjdjbsyxed2tpeoca?t=That_Black_Couple_Podcast Podcast Summary: This is an accidentally funny podcast about the realities of Blackness and adult life. We do “adult” differently. We are That Black Couple. Our goal is to create a space for Black millennials to discuss and embody adult life on their own terms. We aren’t beholden to “traditional” gender or parenting roles, queerness is fluid and present in the ways we show up in our relationships and in the world, and we want to build community with other 30-something Black folx who are trying to figure this ish out.
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