ARCHIVE BONUS: She Believed She Was White. At Age 27, She Learned the Truth About Her Race.

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Season 2, Episode 20

  • Aug 8, 2022 12:00 pm
  • 34:06 mins

Sarah Valentine grew up believing she was the white daughter of her white parents. As an adult she learned her parents had been lying to her. She’s actually half Black. That truth completely unraveled Valentine’s sense of identity, which she writes about in her memoir “When I Was White.” Top of Mind host Julie Rose says she thinks often about this interview from our daily radio show archive because it really led her question her assumptions about race and racism. Top of Mind is a BYUradio podcast. Guest: Sarah Valentine, author of "When I Was White: A Memoir"