The Perils of a Racist America: A Podcast by Randolph College is a student-created public history project. In each episode, a Randolph College student will discuss a book that explores the African American experience. They will examine the book’s content, its author, and its contribution to the study of African American history. We hope that this podcast will provide you with more knowledge about the past, while also encouraging you to dig deeper into this history and read some of these incredible books!
Dorothy Roberts’s Killing the Black Body: A Review by Iyanla Dogget
In this episode, Iyanla Doggett presents Dorothy Roberts’s groundbreaking book, Killing the Black Body. She examines the ways white Americans have historically oppressed and controlled Black women’s reproduction and bodies.
Deborah Gray White’s Ar’n’t I a Woman?: A Review by Sanii King
Sanii King, a second-year student at Randolph College, discusses Deborah Gray White’s Ar’n’t I a Woman? Sanii reflections on the ways slavery stripped African American women of their womanhood.
Deborah Gray White’s Ar’n’t I a Woman?: A Review by Abriah Raye
In this episode, Randolph College student Abriah Raye introduces Ar’n’t I a Woman? by Deborah Gray White. Abriah discusses the hardships enslaved African American women experienced. Before listening, Abriah would like listeners to know that their episode includes some difficult topics that may be triggering for some individuals.
Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law: A Review by Avery Payne
Randolph College’s Black Student Alliance President Avery Payne discusses Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law. To analyze Rothstein’s groundbreaking arguments about the construction of segregation in American cities, Avery applies his concepts to his hometown, Charlotte, North Carolina.
W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk: A Review by Shamar Stanely
In this episode, second-year student Shamar Stanley introduces W. E. B. Du Bois’s important work, The Souls of Black Folk. Shamar discusses the Post-Reconstruction Era, demonstrating how the ramifications of that period continue to impact the African American community today.
Timothy Tyson’s The Blood of Emmett Till: A Review by Andre Weatherspoon
In this episode, Randolph College student Andre Weatherspoon discusses Timothy Tyson’s book, The Blood of Emmett Till. Andre takes a close look at the events that led to the brutal murder, focusing on Tyson’s oral histories that revealed inaccuracies in the longstanding narrative.