Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

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On Who We Are, host Carvell Wallace and ACLU Deputy Director Jeffery Robinson reach back to tipping points in American history, to examine the white supremacist foundation on which the nation’s legal, political and social systems were built. A podcast by Ben & Jerry’s and produced by Vox Creative.

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Episode 1: Desire, Prosperity, Fortune, Hope
1606
Far from promising the fruits of equality and justice for all, the United States was founded on white supremacist ideals. Given this legacy, how do Black parents decipher and explain American history to their children? Or, even what it means to be Black in the US? These are questions that host and writer Carvell Wallace and ACLU Legal Deputy Director and attorney Jeffery Robinson have had to confront. Their answer has been to look more closely at the past and at the laws that continue to enshrine and reinforce racial inequity. This is how we both make sense of the present and shape a more equitable future for generations to come. Hear them start this journey into some of the lesser-known moments in America’s history which will reckon with the state of voting rights, the wealth gap, healthcare, policing, and the carceral state.  Featuring the performance of a new work by city of Boston poet laureate Porsha Olayiwola. For more, visit our show page.
Sep 15, 2020
Introducing Who We Are
172
If America was built on a white supremacist foundation, what does that mean for our lives today? Join journalist Carvell Wallace and ACLU Deputy Director Jeffery Robinson for an exploration of how white supremacy became the law of the land. This is Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America.
Aug 28, 2020