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Taking Responsibility For Systemic Racism
White people say they’re ready to listen and learn, but Black people have been saying the same thing for centuries. Jon talks to Race2Dinner’s Resident White Person™ Lisa Bond, Yale professor Chip Gallagher, and writer Andrew Sullivan about how white Americans can take responsibility for upholding racist systems. It goes about as well as you’d expect.
Dismantling Racism Is Patriotic
In this extended interview from “The Problem With White People,” Jon heads to Washington, DC to meet with Cory Booker, the 9th Black Senator in U.S. history, to talk racial inequity, mass incarceration, the wealth gap, and what shifts Americans must make to create a better future.
Jon Talks About the Media—And It Talks Back
We invited Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan to talk with Jon about the media sensationalism—and YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT! Actually, you will. They have a thoughtful discussion about the state of news media and if it can be improved.
Representation Matters, But It Doesn’t Solve Racism
The conversation about The Problem With White People spreads to the problem with bad attempts at diversity and inclusion. If representation isn’t thoughtful and considered, it just ends up feeling hollow. And just like that, you haven’t really solved anything.
The Media’s Ukraine Coverage Is Shifting To Speculation Mode
Jon talks to Executive Producer (and former TV news producer) Brinda Adhikari and Staff Writer Henrik Blix about how the media’s coverage of the war in Ukraine is starting to creep from all-hands on deck to a more speculative narrative. Plus Jon delivers an extended “Breaking Bad” metaphor and possibly reveals the recipe for making news meth? Don’t try it at home, we beg you.