Episode 37: Chenjerai’s Challenge (Seeing White, Part 7)

May 5, 2017

“How attached are you to the idea of being white?” Chenjerai Kumanyika puts that question to host John Biewen, as they revisit an unfinished conversation from a previous episode. Part 7 of our series, Seeing White.

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Composite image: Chenjerai Kumanyika, left; photo by Danusia Trevino. And John Biewen, photo by Ewa Pohl.

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  1. Incredible series. Please keep this deep social exploration going.

  2. Justin Jan 8, 2018

    I am fascinated by the concepts of whiteness and blackness – it’s something that remains specifically undefined, but certainly is evident in the perspectives of whites and African Americans. There is controversy today regarding delving into the subject of identity politics and different kinds of privilege. I have two questions:
    1. Do you think whiteness and blackness cross political lines – for instance, do Black conservatives and Black liberals share a similar since of blackness?
    2. What do you think of the “Black Privilege” idea proposed by Charlemagne the god – http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/21/politics/charlamagne-tha-god-black-privilege/index.html?

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