Waking Up White
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 221 , Segment 5
Episode: Egypt, Sundance, Suicide and Altitude, Waking Up White
- Jan 28, 2016 11:00 pm
- 37:24 mins
Guest: Debby Irving, Racial Justice Educator and Author of “Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race” What does it mean to be racist? Is it enough to say that you’re “colorblind” when it comes to skin color and then avoid the uncomfortable conversations that accompany race in America? Debby Irving thought so for much of her life, but then, in her 50s, she “woke up to her whiteness” and began to see the many subtle ways that being white has privileged her existence.