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Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. "Cape Up" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions.

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Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. "Cape Up" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions.

    We aren't paying enough attention to the impact of the pandemic on the arts

    We aren't paying enough attention to the impact of the pandemic on the arts

    Poet Elizabeth Alexander, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation president who spoke at President Barack Obama’s first inauguration, discusses the importance of the arts to society and has advice for those who have lost loved ones during the covid-19 pandemic.

    • 28 min
    'We're all struggling with this': The Army's top enlisted service member opens up about race

    'We're all struggling with this': The Army's top enlisted service member opens up about race

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston, the highest ranking enlisted member of the U.S. Army, discusses his upbringing in Alabama and why he sometimes felt, being biracial, he was "not black enough for black people."

    • 30 min
    The author of ‘White Rage’ on the persistent pattern of punishing blacks for their resilience

    The author of ‘White Rage’ on the persistent pattern of punishing blacks for their resilience

    "We actually punish black people for being resilient," says Carol Anderson, the author of “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide.” She lays out a persistent pattern of injustice for African Americans in U.S. history.

    • 40 min
    Civil rights icon John Lewis is ‘deeply moved’ by today’s demonstrations

    Civil rights icon John Lewis is ‘deeply moved’ by today’s demonstrations

    Rep. John Lewis doesn't want today's fighters to give up. "You must be able and prepared to give until you cannot give any more,’ he says. ‘We must use our time and our space on this little planet that we call Earth to make a lasting contribution."

    • 18 min
    The author of ‘White Fragility’ doesn’t think ‘most white people care about racial injustice’

    The author of ‘White Fragility’ doesn’t think ‘most white people care about racial injustice’

    Robin DiAngelo, the author of “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” doesn’t mince words. “I actually don’t think that most white people care about racial injustice. I really don’t,” she says.

    • 38 min
    Why this candidate for West Virginia governor isn't even the focal point of his own campaign

    Why this candidate for West Virginia governor isn't even the focal point of his own campaign

    Stephen Smith is running an unconventional campaign for governor of West Virginia. Its policy proposals and budget have been written by the people. Listen to Smith discuss why the pandemic has enhanced his campaign's “West Virginia Can’t Wait” message.

    • 31 min

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TMT-DC ,

Whit Rage’s Carol Anderson was fantastic!

Her knowledge of history is deep and her explanation of white backlash to African American advancement was so clearly explained. I’ve been meaning to get her book. Thanks for the reminder. Great show.

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White Fragility

Jonathan, I don’t usually write reviews on podcasts, but please, please, please don’t stop promoting this book! It’s such a valuable tool to help us white people look into our souls to see and recognize our own innate biases and prejudices and to understand the true concept of white privilege. Then, we need to be able to recognize how damaging our sense of white privilege is in this country and how hurtful and oppressive it is. I truly believe, as a 67 year old white woman, that whites created this systemic and evil problem when the first kidnapped African people set foot in this soil and were sold as slaves and that we need to step up and end it! I need people like you and books like this to make me a better and more unbiased person. More book recommendations would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you!

nardabeau ,

White Fragility

Thank you, Jonathan, for being willing to give time and space for this book and conversation. We, as white people, have so much to learn about internalized and systemic racism in order to be effective in helping to dismantle it. This book and your interview are really thought provoking.
I have also learned a lot from listening to you over the years. Please keep up your great work!

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