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21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge Resources

Below are pieces of writing to be explored during the LISTEN days of the 21-Day Challenge. Select or click on the underlined green titles to access each item.

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Short (less than 30 minutes)

Code Switch, hosted by journalists Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji, both people of color, this podcast is curated by a team of NPC journalists of color who navigate the complexities of race, both professionally and personally, daily. Episodes focus on a wide range of issues overlapping race, ethnicity, and culture. (any episode – times vary)

Teaching While White, hosted by longtime educators Jenna Chandler-Ward and Elizabeth Denevi, TWW’s podcast focuses on how whiteness shows up in the education sector and what anti-racist educators are doing to challenge that. Episodes feature different nationally renowned anti-racist educator guests. (any episode – times vary)

Scene on Radio – Seeing White Series, host John Biewen and collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika explore Whiteness over the course of 14 episodes. Where does it come from? What does it mean? Why does it exist? (Episode S2 E1: Turning the Lens – 16 minutes). 

How does racism affect your health? How does race affect the medical attention you receive, your baby’s chances of living, and your life expectancy? Mary Bassett says structural racism can impact every aspect of health. (12 minutes)

Here & Now – Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power? host Jeremy Hobson explores with Edward Baptist, author of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, how slavery established the United States as a world economic power. (15 minutes)

You cannot divorce race from immigration! NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas for a response to a story in The Atlantic, written by David Frum, proposing the U.S. cut legal immigration by half. (6 minutes)

Scene on Radio – Seeing White Series, host John Biewen and collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika explore Whiteness over the course of 14 episodes. Where does it come from? What does it mean? Why does it exist? (Episode S2 E1: Turning the Lens – 16 minutes)

Who is “Karen” and Why Does She Keep Calling the Police on Black Men? On the Media Podcast (May 29, 2020) (21 minutes)

Deep Dive (longer than 30 minutes)

All My Relations, hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) this podcast “explores indigeneity in all its complexity.” Episodes focus on issues such as DNA identity, appropriation, feminism, food sovereignty, gender, sexuality, and more while “keeping it real, playing games, laughing a lot, and even crying sometimes.” (any episode – approximately 1 hour each)

Breakdances with Wolves Podcast, hosted by Gyasi Ross, Wesley (“Snipes Type”) Roach, and Minty LongEarth, “a few Natives with opinions and a platform.” Episodes report on current events through an indigenous perspective. (any episode – approximately 1 hour each)

BBC Radio 5 live – The Sista Collective – Created and hosted by BBC producer Jessie Aru-Phillips, each season showcases the depth of Black British talent. (any episode – approximately 1 hour each)

On Point Radio – Oklahoma To Incorporate 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Into Statewide School Curriculum host David Folkenflik interviews Tulsans about the 1921 “Black Wall Street” race massacre and recent efforts to integrate it into the Oklahoma education system. (46 minutes)

How to Not (Accidentally) Raise a Racist, Longest Shortest Time Podcast (51 minutes)

Transformation, John Biewen, Seeing White, Season 2, Episode 14 of a 14-part series podcast, 2017. (44 minutes, 10 seconds)

Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem: In Conversation, On Being with Krista Tippett –  the author of White Fragility and an expert on racialized trauma together – a deep dive into the calling of our lifetimes. (51 minutes)

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