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This podcast examines race in American society from an academic perspective. Focusing on work from social scientists and legal scholars, the American Ingredient demonstrates race is not the only ingredient in making America, but getting the taste just right takes two heaping spoonfuls.

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This podcast examines race in American society from an academic perspective. Focusing on work from social scientists and legal scholars, the American Ingredient demonstrates race is not the only ingredient in making America, but getting the taste just right takes two heaping spoonfuls.

    08: The Experience of Race and its Complexity, Pt. 2

    08: The Experience of Race and its Complexity, Pt. 2

    Part 2 of Prof. McDaniel’s conversation with Prof. Irizarry. Any discussion of race is a discussion about experiences. While there are some experiences that tie racial groups together, their experiences are not monolithic. The failure to understand the complexity of the racial experience has led to false conclusions and contributed to bad policy. In this […]

    07: The Experience of Race and its Complexity, Pt. 1

    07: The Experience of Race and its Complexity, Pt. 1

    Any discussion of race is a discussion about experiences. While there are some experiences that tie racial groups together, their experiences are not monolithic. The failure to understand the complexity of the racial experience has led to false conclusions and contributed to bad policy. In this episode I speak with Prof. Yasmiyn Irizarry about how […]

    06: What are we getting wrong about Latino politics?

    06: What are we getting wrong about Latino politics?

    Recently television pundit Tucker Carlson suggested that the influx of Latinos into the U.S. is an attempt on the part of the Mexican government to influence American elections. This view of the rise of Latino politics may represent a fringe view, but it also represents many of our blind spots in relation to understanding Latino […]

    05: What economic historians can tell us about race problems.

    05: What economic historians can tell us about race problems.

    A growing number of social scientists have focused on historical events to test theories with historical data to see if there is something missing from the historical narrative. In this episode, I interview Prof. Trevon Logan, an economist who uses economic theories and methods to shed light on the historical experience of Blacks. His work […]

    04: The problem with the Black family.

    04: The problem with the Black family.

    This episode presents the work of Prof. Anthony Brown (University of Texas), who examines how the narrative of dysfunctional Black families has influenced education policy. As a historian of the social sciences, Prof. Brown demonstrates how both Black and White scholars in the early 20th century advanced the image of the absent Black father. Further, he […]

    03: Should we really be surprised by the election of President Trump?

    03: Should we really be surprised by the election of President Trump?

    This episode presents the work of Prof. Christopher Parker (University of Washington), who has examined the role of race in explaining the rise of the Tea Party and the election of President Trump. Prof. Parker highlights how these groups have been able to tap into deep seated feelings about race to mobilize support and attempt […]

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