45 episodes

White Homework is a podcast for people wanting to learn about antiracism, the non-revised version of American history, and how to leverage privilege to create a more equitable world for all.

White Homework Tori Williams Douglass

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    • 4.7 • 197 Ratings

White Homework is a podcast for people wanting to learn about antiracism, the non-revised version of American history, and how to leverage privilege to create a more equitable world for all.

    Debunking Christian Nationalism w/ Andrew Seidel

    Debunking Christian Nationalism w/ Andrew Seidel

    “As we recognize that humans are human, and worthy of human rights, conservative white america is dying this slow demographic death and rebelling.”

    Why is it that the exact arguments used against trans people and DEI were being used in defense of slavery in pre emancipation America? I reached out to Andrew Seidel to discuss this patter because he wrote about and debunked all these arguments in his book The Founding Myth: How Christian Nationalism is Unamerican. (Linked at bookshop.org, not the rainforest oligarch's store.) We talk about how, despite the debunking, authoritarian thinkers keep clinging to biblical literalism to justify withholding human rights.

    Andrew works for Americans United, and I strongly recommend you check out their incredible work.

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    Skills for Building Resilience w/ Andre Henry! 💥

    Skills for Building Resilience w/ Andre Henry! 💥

    CW ⚠️: this episode contains references to suicide and diets. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis in the US or Canada you can dial 988 to get support.

    Fan fave Andre Henry is back to talk about the practice of building resilience in the context of supremacist culture. Honestly, this conversation had me tearing up in places, and yet left me completely inspired and grounded. As you probably already know, I'm so grateful for Andre's work.

    You can find Andre's book at Bookshop.org (and by doing so, support local bookstores instead of the jungle name corp)

    You can find Andre's music on all the music players, here's a link to his Spotify.

    The Greater Good Toolkit that Andre references can be found HERE.

    The books Andre mentions in this episode are

    Living While Black by Ajuan Mance

    Black Fatigue by Mary-Frances Winters

    Resilient by Rick Hanson

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    Evangelical Racism Keeps Repeating 🔂 w/ Corey Leak

    Evangelical Racism Keeps Repeating 🔂 w/ Corey Leak

    Why is it that the same arguments used to defend slavery are being used to dehumanize trans people? Why is it that there's no way for most white evangelicals to separate their faith and their nationalism? Why is the Constitution conflated with the Bible? Corey and Tori try to disentangle Christianity from Americanism



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    Debunking That One Prager Meme w/ Benjamin Faye

    Debunking That One Prager Meme w/ Benjamin Faye

    Today we are taking a crack at ye olde Prager "University" meme about the first Black US representatives, which correctly points out that they were all Republicans and incorrectly implies that their party affiliation mattered for much, then or now. Turns out, they were woke too! Don't tell Dennis!

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    Mary Richards Bowser w/ Janice Lagata

    Mary Richards Bowser w/ Janice Lagata

    I've been wanting to try a new format for the show for a while so I took a stab at it this week with Janice Lagata of God Has Not Given. We talk about the fascinating true story of Mary Richards Bowser, a Union spy who was also enslaved. I would LOVE to know what you think about this format, mainly because if you all hate it, I don't want to keep trying to make it happen! 😆 

    Sign up for Janice's email list HERE. Go follow her on IG at @godhasnotgiven. Subscribe to her podcasts HERE and HERE.

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    Episode sources:

    https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/bowser-mary-richards-fl-1846-1867/ 

    https://www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/mary-jane-richards 

    https://time.com/5609045/misremembering-mary-bowser/ 

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/elizabeth-van-lew-an-unlikely-union-spy-158755584/ 

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    Resilience Isn't An Unlimited Resource with Benjamin Faye

    Resilience Isn't An Unlimited Resource with Benjamin Faye

    Benjamin Faye joins the show to talk about how grit and resilience mean different things depending on your position in society. Resilience isn't an unlimited resource. The science and experience tell us that is an impossible demand to make on people, doubly so for those who do not have their basic needs met.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
197 Ratings

197 Ratings

Marcus Spaur ,

Challenging My Perspectives

I like how Tori and her guests aren't afraid to get into the difficult topics around race and oppression. It's helping me to open my eyes to my own priviledge and how these systems I participate in are causing harm to others. Every episode is eye opening, informative, and a personal challenge to do my part in creating a more equitable world for all.

annesquivel ,

Nice

Great podcast

Literate adult 123 ,

Great perspective

I enjoy the show most of the time, & when I’m not enjoying it, it’s bc I’m being challenged in my flawed beliefs & the discomfort is good, too

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