People look on as Black Lives Matter representatives march and rally in Westhampton Beach, New York following reports that members of the Ku Klux Klan(KKK) were planning a counter-demonstration on August 21, 2016. / AFP / Bryan R. Smith        (Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

People look on as Black Lives Matter representatives march and rally in Westhampton Beach, New York following reports that members of the Ku Klux Klan(KKK) were planning a counter-demonstration on August 21, 2016. / AFP / Bryan R. Smith (Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

Biological races do not exist. So why do we continue to rely on race as a key defining factor in our society? A new crop of scholars and artists have turned their attention to examinations of those who identify as white. We talk with some of them about what “whiteness” is — and isn’t — and what the dangers are in the context of a renewed call for white supremacy in America.

Guests

  • Sandra Kim founder of Everyday Feminism and Compassionate Activism.
  • Tim Wise anti-racism activist; author, "Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority" and "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son."
  • Mat Johnson associate professor of English at the University of Houston; author of "Pym" and "Loving Day."
  • Carol Anderson professor of African-American Studies at Emory University; author of "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide."
  • LeRonn P. Brooks Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Lehman College and Curator for Claudia Rankine's The Racial Imaginary Institute.

What Do You Want To Know About White Identity?

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