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Resisting Hate


The racial violence that occurred in Charlottesville last week has ignited an intense, nationwide discourse about race in America. Many people are unsure how to broach the subject of race, as well as the differences between free speech and hate speech.

On this Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Lecia Brooks, director of outreach for the Southern Poverty Law Center; Lakesia Johnson, Assistant Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Grinnell College and Associate Professor of Gender Women’s and Sexuality Studies; and Katy Swalwell, Associate Professor of Education at Iowa State University.

If you want to learn more about racial politics and the history behind them, Lakesia Johnson recommends the articles and videos below:

Privilege 101: http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/09/what-is-privilege/

NY Times Series: https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004818663/peanut-butter-jelly-and-racism.html?mcubz=0

Project Implicit: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

The Charleston Syllabus: http://www.aaihs.org/resources/charlestonsyllabus/

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk