6 episodes

Host Michelle Tyrene Johnson tackles different ways to unwrap and unpack race and identity.

Race Unwrapped Louisville Public Media

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    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

Host Michelle Tyrene Johnson tackles different ways to unwrap and unpack race and identity.

    Attica Scott

    Attica Scott

    Attica Scott is the only black female legislator in the red state of Kentucky and she has used the tools of law and peaceful protest to seek justice for the death of Breonna Taylor. Along the way, she's battled and overcome COVID-19, which has disproportionately affected the black community.
    We talk about getting into “good troub
    Thanks for unwrapping race with us in 2020! We'll see you next season, and in the meantime, you can keep in touch at raceunwrapped@wfpl.org. We're a public radio podcast, which means we're listener supported. Help us fund future seasons at http://wfpl.org/supportraceunwrapped

    • 26 min
    Dawn Wilson

    Dawn Wilson

    As a Black trans woman, Dawn Wilson knows how race and gender is a particularly charged intersection. She talks about how religion, politics, family and societal expectations have impacted her journey and how they affect other trans women. Wilson also shares how love and acceptance have helped her own every room she walks into.

    • 18 min
    Sarah Nuñez

    Sarah Nuñez

    In the middle of a pandemic, self-care can be hard to come by. Sometimes, it grows right out of the earth. Sarah Nuñez is an educator, activist, and folk healer who founded the Aflorar Herb Collective. We talk about what healing looks like, and the wake up call to justice that all women of color are caught squarely in the middle of in a rapidly shifting America.

    • 17 min
    Hannah Drake

    Hannah Drake

    Hannah Drake is a slasher. She’s a poet/blogger/author/speaker/spoken word artist. When she sits down with Michelle, they slash right through to the chase and discuss the unique hopes and fears that a Black woman has, living in America. They unwrap how Louisville’s Breonna Taylor case illustrates that a Black woman can’t even be safe in her own home, and how the pandemic illustrates that we're all connected — but far from equal.

    • 27 min
    Sadiqa Reynolds

    Sadiqa Reynolds

    It's our very first episode, and our guest is Sadiqa Reynolds, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League. As a civic leader and force of nature, Reynolds shares insight on Breonna Taylor, the care taking nature of Black women, especially during COVID-19, and the importance and significance of the 2020 Election. We unwrap how all those topics connect to explain why Black women consistently vote to look out not just for our own self-interest and self-protection, but to protect the best interests of every other American.

    • 22 min
    Race Unwrapped... Coming Soon

    Race Unwrapped... Coming Soon

    In America, we like to think that we're always talking about race. Like the conversation is happening everywhere, all the time. But race is embedded in society in ways we don't even think about -- just like fish don't see the water they're swimming in. In Race Unwrapped, host Michelle Tyrene Johnson tackles different ways to unwrap and unpack race and identity. Donate to support this and future seasons of Race Unwrapped

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Vdlt ,

Love this new podcast

I could listen to host Michelle Tyrene Johnson all day. She makes you feel like you’re chatting with friend (“speak on it!”) — while tackling the important topics of race and identity in a way that centers the voices of Black women. This podcast is much-needed in public media.

smellykid ,

Needed This Podcast!

Michelle is such an informed and charismatic host, I’m so glad this podcasts exists.

The “human visible” is a great example of this show diving into great topics and poking at some good curious questions!

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