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Seeing White: In the News and On Our Shelves

Seeing White with John Biewen

John Biewen, a Gustie grad, has created a 14-part documentary podcast, Seeing White, through Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies. If you don't catch his campus appearance, be sure to tune in online.


Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans; acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists; the renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics; unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it's an old story. Why? Where did the notion of "whiteness" come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?

John Biewen

More about John Biewen.

Check Out These Links!

Racial Equity Tools - a toolkit of practical advice for making change

Strategic Questioning by Fran Peavy - advice for constructive conversations 

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack - a summary of a working paper by Peggy McIntosh

On Whiteness and Privilege

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