Episode 36: That’s Not Us, So We’re Clean (Seeing White, Part 6)

April 26, 2017

When it comes to America’s racial sins, past and present, a lot of us see people in one region of the country as guiltier than the rest. Host John Biewen spoke with some white Southern friends about that tendency. Part Six of our ongoing series, Seeing White. With recurring guest, Chenjerai Kumanyika.

Image: A lynching on Clarkson Street, New York City, during the Draft Riots of 1863. Credit: Greenwich Village Society of Historical Preservation.

Shannon Sullivan’s books, Revealing Whiteness and Good White People.

Thanks to Chris Julin, whose 1991 NPR report on the Wisconsin fishing rights dispute we featured.

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  1. Shel Anderson Jul 5, 2017

    I’m listening little by little. Such a major hit to what I thought I knew. Brilliant, just wonderful.

  2. Amber Jul 20, 2017

    I am catching up on this series. I am a white girl from rural Illinois, who moved to Madison by way the Chicago suburbs. I worked at golf courses near Madtown, and holy moly, yes. “Those people from Chicago”. Rural Illinois, and Chicago itself, ain’t got much to brag about. But. the amount of subtle *elbow nudge* those Chicago welfare people youknowwhatimean that I got from the (mostly) men sitting on the other side of my bar in an upper crust golf course bar.

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