Oh This World

Ep. #1: All the Bad Whites (Fragility, Supremacy, Privilege, Wine) -- plus, introducing our call-in line!

August 17, 2020 Antoinette Perez and Lucas Schaefer Season 2 Episode 1
Oh This World
Ep. #1: All the Bad Whites (Fragility, Supremacy, Privilege, Wine) -- plus, introducing our call-in line!
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Welcome to Season Two of OH THIS WORLD!

This season, we're focused on the big picture: for the rest of 2020, we'll be dedicating each month to an urgent issue facing Texas, and America.

We'll interview activists, thinkers and citizens about how to engage on the biggest challenges facing the country. And we'll spotlight a book at the start of the month that will help inform our discussion going forward.

But this isn't just a book club between our two hosts and our guests. We also want to hear from you, which is why we've set up a call-in line for you to comment on each episode and to answer some of the same questions we've explored on the show.

The number is (702) 907-RAGE. That's (702) 907-7243. Call us anytime, and we may play some or all of your comments on air.

This month our focus is on white privilege and fragility, and the book that kicks off our discussion is one that's been getting a lot of press lately: Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility."

On today's episode, Antoinette and Lucas talk about and reflect on the book, and connect it back to what's happening in the news right now.

For Austin listeners, "White Fragility" is available on eBook and audiobook from APL, or buy it here. For a look at some of the criticism of "White Fragility" we discuss on today's show, check out this Daniel Bergner profile of Robin DiAngelo and other anti-racism educators from the New York Times Magazine, and this Carlos Lozada review of the book from the Washington Post. 

And to comment on the book or the issues we talked about today generally, give us a ring or email us at [email protected] We'll have our first guest of the season next week. Thanks for listening! 

This episode was recorded on Saturday, August 15, 2020.

We're baaack (& now with call-in line!)
OTW Book Club: White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
Question time: reflections on White Fragility
Final thoughts, in the news & next week