“White people gotta’ work that out amongst themselves. They have to work out that pus amongst themselves.”
By Krista Tippett
On Being (7/9/20)
The show we released with Minneapolis-based trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem in the weeks after George Floyd’s killing has become one of our most popular episodes, and has touched listeners and galvanized personal searching. So we said yes when Resmaa proposed that he join On Being again, this time together with Robin DiAngelo, the author of White Fragility. Hearing the two of them together is electric — the deepest of dives into the calling of our lifetimes.
“An embodied anti-racist culture and practice does not exist and now you have to create it; and not for me, but so that you don’t pass this infection down to your children.”
— Resma Menakem
A Special Black History Presentation: Patriotism And The Cost Of Apathy
An experience centered around Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara’s lecture on the true meaning of patriotism, our constitution, and creating change.
Mon, July 27, 2020 / 7:00 PM / 9:00 PM
Get a peek inside our nine week course, Black History for a New Day. Dr. Clark-Pujara will give a dynamic presentation about our country’s history and what that means for racial justice today. Your ticket purchase will go to support the Justified Anger initiative’s efforts to deliver this education far and wide. Your support will help us build out our virtual learning platform so we can take this message nationwide and beyond.
This full experience includes access to:
1. Live Online Lecture by Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara
2. Q&A Session with Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara
3. Exclusive Video with African American Influencers Debriefing Lecture Content, including Dr. Gee
4. Guiding Questions to Develop Your Personal Action Plan Within Your Sphere Of Influence
Christy Clark-Pujara is an Associate Professor of History in the Department Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on the experiences of black people in British and French North America in the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. She is particularly interested in retrieving the hidden and unexplored histories of African
Americans in areas that historians have not sufficiently examined—small towns and cities in the North and Midwest. She contends that the full dimensions of the African American and American experience cannot be appreciated without reference to how black people managed their lives in places where they were few.
Because an absence of a large black populace did not mean that ideas of blackness were not central to the social, political, and economic development of these places.
Her first book Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island (NYU Press, 2016), examines how the business of slavery—economic activity that was directly related to the maintenance of slaveholding in the Americas, specifically the buying and selling of people, food, and goods—shaped the experience of slavery, the process of emancipation, and the realities of black freedom in Rhode Island from the colonial period through the American Civil War.
Her current book project, Black on the Midwestern Frontier: From Slavery to Suffrage in the Wisconsin Territory, 1725—1868, examines how the practice of race-based slavery, black settlement, and debates over abolition and black rights shaped white-black race relations in the Midwest.