Why Now White People?

June 21, 2020

I found this program on NPR and it answered a number of questions I’ve been thinking about my own “white privilege.”

“In this bonus episode, NPR’s Code Switch team looks at white activism in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. The video of his death is horrific, and the brutality is stark. But that was the case in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014 and Minnesota in 2016. This time, though, white people are out in the streets in big numbers, and books such as “So You Want to Talk About Race” and “How to Be an Antiracist” top the bestseller lists. So we asked some white people: What’s different this time?”


I join the with the host, Shereen Marisol Meraji, and one of her co-hosts, Gene Demby, as they wonder, “how long will this last?”

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