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United States of Race

News & Politics Podcasts

Poignant and candid stories that explore what it means to experience race in America - from our earliest childhood memories to our current day social and political beliefs. Some heartbreaking, some cringe-worthy, some uplifting – all very personal. By sharing the stories of when we first learned we are all different, we find the common thread that shows us how much we’re all the same. Follow #unitedstatesofrace for more content at instagram.com/unitedstatesofrace and medium.com/united-states-of-race. If you have a story to share, send us a message at unitedstatesofrace@gmail.com!

Poignant and candid stories that explore what it means to experience race in America - from our earliest childhood memories to our current day social and political beliefs. Some heartbreaking, some cringe-worthy, some uplifting – all very personal. By sharing the stories of when we first learned we are all different, we find the common thread that shows us how much we’re all the same. Follow #unitedstatesofrace for more content at instagram.com/unitedstatesofrace and medium.com/united-states-of-race. If you have a story to share, send us a message at unitedstatesofrace@gmail.com!

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Poignant and candid stories that explore what it means to experience race in America - from our earliest childhood memories to our current day social and political beliefs. Some heartbreaking, some cringe-worthy, some uplifting – all very personal. By sharing the stories of when we first learned we are all different, we find the common thread that shows us how much we’re all the same. Follow #unitedstatesofrace for more content at instagram.com/unitedstatesofrace and medium.com/united-states-of-race. If you have a story to share, send us a message at unitedstatesofrace@gmail.com!

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English


Episodes

Episode 15: "Other" Is Not A Minority

4/26/2021
Holly has spent most of her life trying to figure out where she fits and, after feeling like she wasn’t quite accepted anywhere, she’s learned that making her own community is what matters most in finding belonging.

Duration:00:25:14

Episode 14: You Can't Control People's Perception of Your Identity

4/19/2021
Alex grew up in a tight-knit community that often turned oppression into prejudice, and that’s exactly what pushed him to start thinking differently about race and society.

Duration:00:27:11

Episode 13: Having Pride But Not Prejudice

4/12/2021
After growing up in the Midwest, Kathryn purposefully sought out new experiences with race in other countries, only to find that humans share the same hopes, dreams, and fears all around the world.

Duration:00:22:05

Episode 12: It's Time To Storm the Castle

4/5/2021
After years of learning to survive in an unwelcome environment, Gabe is tired of trying to make others feel comfortable around him. The time for talk is over; he wants to see action and change.

Duration:00:24:46

Episode 11: Get Lost!...and You’ll See How Important Mother Earth Is

3/29/2021
For Melanie and her community, protecting the earth and our water is a way of life – even if it puts them in conflict with others - because, without it, there is no life.

Duration:00:19:26

Episode 10: Give Land Back to Get Our Values Back

3/22/2021
Dylan experienced a childhood that most people don’t even know still exists and it ended up shifting his entire worldview for the rest of his life. Dylan references two amazing resources for Land Acknowledgment: https://www.verizon.com/about/news/whose-land-text-find-out https://native-land.ca/

Duration:00:21:52

Episode 9: Never Judge a Book By Its Cover

3/15/2021
While Kyndra was made fun of as a child for her looks, it’s the present-day bullying for her unpopular political beliefs that really makes her feel like she doesn’t fit in within her own community.

Duration:00:22:18

Episode 8: Rock 'n Roll Is As American As It Gets

3/8/2021
Nick - lead of the band Buenos Diaz - has been playing rock 'n roll all his life, but that hasn’t stopped people from typecasting him and his music to fit their own assumptions. Check out the latest from Buenos Diaz at www.buenosdiazmusic.com

Duration:00:19:41

Episode 7: Who Gets the Black Barbie?

3/1/2021
Katie has thought a lot about how she dealt with race when playing make-believe as a child, but she wonders if she will be equipped to handle her kids’ questions about race as they grow older.

Duration:00:19:53

Episode 6: Privilege Doesn’t Keep Me Safe from Racial Violence

2/22/2021
Ken feels his community is often treated as an invisible group, but neither that nor growing up with privilege are keeping him and his family safe right now.

Duration:00:20:34

Episode 5: Inclusive Is As Inclusive Does

2/15/2021
Turk felt the sting of race starting at a young age, and with humor as her shield, it set her on a path to building inclusive workspaces for those who need it most.

Duration:00:21:37

Episode 4: What Box Do I Check If I'm Different From the Rest?

2/8/2021
Akeem gets conflicting input about his race when he has to pick a box to check on the state aptitude test, triggering decades of questioning whether he wants to be in the box people put him in.

Duration:00:20:12

Episode 3: You Can Make Fun of Me, Not What I Represent

2/1/2021
Moving back to the U.S., Ami is on a steep learning curve with race relations in America and grapples with the model minority concept when she sees rampant anti-black sentiments in the South Asian community.

Duration:00:17:04

Episode 2: In a World of Black & White, Privilege is Not Binary

1/25/2021
In Rick’s community growing up, he was considered mixed. He explains why years of seeing other people disadvantaged doesn't mean he is privileged.

Duration:00:23:22

Episode 1: An Arsenal for Dealing with Race

1/17/2021
John learns about race growing up during the Jim Crow era in Mississippi and develops early on in life an arsenal of tools for dealing with oppression.

Duration:00:21:43

Trailer

1/7/2021
Introducing United States of Race, a podcast about experiencing race in America through the power of personal storytelling. Premieres Monday, January 18th. If you have a story to share and would like to be featured in an upcoming episode, contact us at unitedstatesofrace@gmail.com

Duration:00:04:15