Episode 41: Danger (Seeing White, Part 11)

June 28, 2017

For hundreds of years, the white-dominated American culture has raised the specter of the dangerous, violent black man. Host John Biewen tells the story of a confrontation with an African American teenager. Then he and recurring guest Chenjerai Kumanyika discuss that longstanding image – and its neglected flipside: white-on-black violence.

Photo: A police car near a mural of Freddie Gray in the Baltimore neighborhood where he lived. Photo by Matt Roth for the New York Times.

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6 comments on “Episode 41: Danger (Seeing White, Part 11)

  1. Michael Lehman Jul 2, 2017

    When John facetiously said concerning the toll of slavery “I can hear some people saying, here they go again…” my mind said what makes any of us think that this subject shouldn’t be brought up to every generation from now until this country no longer exists?

    • Pete Haskell Dec 17, 2017

      As Morgan Freeman said when asked what do we do about racism stop talking about it I’m going to stop calling you a black man when you’re going to stop calling me a white man we are not Latino African Asian Americans were only Americans

  2. are there transcripts available for Deaf/hard-of-hearing folks?

  3. gwen bottoli Dec 9, 2017

    Thank you so much.

    We so need this story repeated and studied by all; especially by our children; so they can better lead us forward.

    I totally agree about the importance of “taking action” and not staying stuck in the “feelings”. I can get confused about the “how to be most effective” part, and need to remember to stay out of that somewhat disabling place, and just keep going. We don’t know exactly what it will look like, nor can we be assured that we will see the end of the nightmare–but our struggle is what redeems us!

    Thank you, thank you for your gentle clarity and direction.

  4. Pete Haskell Dec 17, 2017

    Unfortunately a discussion needs to be head around crime and African Americans the Department of Justice and FBI have crime statistics every year and it turns out black people commit a disproportionate amount of crime 13% of the population is 50% of the homicides

    • Shawn Jan 18, 2018

      Pete Haskell, I don’t think you can back that claim with any credible sources.