Reproducing Racism

 

BookClub Graphic v5Featuring Raphael Bostic, Nicole Esparza, LaVonna Lewis, and Cherrie Short

In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, we discuss the new book Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage by USC Gould Professor Daria Roithmayr. The book gives new language to the ongoing dialogue of racial inequality in America, distilling research from different fields into a highly readable argument that historical actions matter more than current prejudices in locking in inequality. Roithmayr uses the term locked in to describe the feedback loops that keep the privileged in privilege and the down trodden down – find out if we think inequality is locked in.

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Silent-Spring-cover-200x300Next month . . .

We’ll revisit another classic, Silent Spring, the book that launched the environmental movement. Edward O. Wilson said of the book, “We are still poisoning the air and water and eroding the biosphere, albeit less so than if Rachel Carson had not written. Today we understand better than ever why we must press the effort to save the environment all the way home, true to the mind and spirit of the valiant author of Silent Spring.”

 

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Of Further Interest:

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The Case for Reparations

 

This podcast was produced by Jonathan Schwartz and Aubrey Hicks.

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