Podcast by Dr Myriam Francois
We need to talk about whiteness - with Georgina Lawton
Ep 28: Whiteness and family - Georgina Lawton is a columnist, host, and the author of “Raceless”, a powerful memoir of growing up in a family with a deep secret which would lead to what she describes as “an erasure of her racial identity.” We discuss whiteness in the family, the pitfalls of ‘colour blind’ parenting, and how her own family secret mirrors the many secrets the UK isn’t quite ready to confront.
We need to talk about whiteness - with Dr Suzanne Hall
Ep 27: Whiteness and migrants – The UK depends on migrants for many of our key services, from food to transport, and of course the National Health Service. And yet, immigration is often rated as Britain’s ‘most important issue’ with almost half of Brits favouring less of it, a serious cleavage point since Brexit. Dr Suzanne Hall is Associate Professor in Sociology at the LSE and an interdisciplinary urban scholar. Her work connects the asymmetries of global migration and urban marginalisation, exploring the racialised frameworks of citizenship and economic inequality and their everyday contestations. She is also the author of the recently released “The Migrant’s paradox: street livelihoods and marginal citizenship in Britain” – She joins me to discuss whiteness and migration.
We need to talk about whiteness - with Dr. Kevin Nadal
Ep 26: Whiteness and LGBTQ+ communities. Dr Kevin Nadal is a professor of psychology, queer activist and one of the leading researchers on the impact of micro aggressions. He has published over 100 works in the fields of psychology and education and is the author of several books including Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice as well as “Queering Law and Order”. Dr Nadal joins me to discuss white normativity in sexuality, micro aggressions and the roots of anti-Asian hate.
We need to talk about whiteness - with Emma Dabiri
Ep 25: Whiteness and coalition - Emma Dabiri is an Irish-Nigerian activist, broadcaster and academic - Her latest book “What white people can do next: from allyship to coalition” has been described as “as though it’s written by the love child of James Connolly and Audre Lorde”- she joins me to discuss anti-racism vs liberation, the invention of whiteness and why the revolution won’t be instagram-lived.
We need to talk about whiteness - with Christine Liwag Dixon
Ep 24: Whiteness and anti-Asian hate - Christine Liwag Dixon is a Filipino American writer and musician, and the Content Director of Samahan, an online multimedia platform dedicated to connecting Filipinos across the globe. She’s a columnist at the Filipino Star News and the author of a poetry collection, titled “From These Islands I Rise.” She joins me to discuss rising anti-Asian racism, the hyper-sexualisation of East and South-East Asian women and whiteness in the family.
We need to talk about whiteness - with Eugene Ellis
Ep 23: Whiteness and how to talk about it - Eugene Ellis is the founder and director of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network, the UK's largest independent organisation working therapeutically with Black, Africa, Caribbean and South Asian people. In this episode, we discuss his new book “The race conversation: an essential guide to creating life changing dialogue”, the challenges in talking about race and how to find your voice.
You don’t have to agree with something to enjoy it
If you are in anyway serious about intellectual development, you should be listening and reading things that challenge your views. This show will do that for many. You may still come away with some disagreements, but I’m certain you will come away with some moment of acceptance and agreement. The podcast and the views of the thinkers on it can be easily mischaracterised, much like Jordan Peterson say, but there views are never as odds as they sounds when given the time to explain them carefully.
Cuts right to the heart of this social construct
Really important conversations in this podcast. It is frank, punchy, sincere and a fantastic resource. Thank you and keep going!