Episode Five: The White Album


Welcome to another episode of Race Invaders, the show that really needs to get over its irrational fear of mayonnaise. In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about white privilege,  white fragility, intersections of class and gender, and how small injustices lead to big ones. Also, Tim has had it with the governor of North Dakota, and Alok has a special message for 18-year-old sexual assailant David Becker. Try and guess what it is.

You want links? How about some links.

Why Tim is mad at the Gov of North Dakota:

A note on mediocrity:

And fuck, fucking rapist David Becker:

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Permalink to episode: https://raceinvadersorg.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/riep5.m4a


Tim: tim@raceinvaders.org

Alok: alok@raceinvaders.org


2 thoughts on “Episode Five: The White Album

  1. I started reading this article: http://libjournal.uncg.edu/ijcp/article/viewFile/249/116 on White Fragility while I was waiting for the show to launch. Alok’s break down of (I think i have this right) “People with unearned privilege extending the same trust to people of color and believing them and reflecting on what they are being told.” is something that really hit me. It’s something I’ve tried to tell and teach interns (when i get them) about how they need to work with the kids and families we serve.

    Sadly, there is no way to get people–let’s be fair, white people–to think that way. I’ve had to explain to (mostly White) interns that you cannot just go into people’s communities with the belief that they /have/ to trust you. Providers have to trust the people we serve first, then earn their trust second. The fact that there is frequently so much push back on this concept astounds me.

    Thanks for breaking down white privilege.


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