Last week, I had a great conversation with Emily Affolter – scholar, teacher, and social justice activist. We talked about whether Kindling’s message itself is a microaggression, how to be a helpful white ally, the White Liberal Chamber, a new paradigm for education, and more. Check it out!
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Emily and I continued talking well after we pressed “stop” and went even further. In particular, Emily spoke about how in the dominant race-based conversation in the U.S., racial conversations are often limited to the white/Black binary, when in fact there are many others who experience racism who are made invisible by this binary. We were both concerned that our conversation in this podcast may have contributed to this problematic dynamic.