15 essential conversations about race in a pivotal year for America.

  • 9. Bassey Ikpi Didn’t Enter the World Broken

    May 26, 2020
    Author Bassey Ikpi struggled with a certain kind of heaviness and worry growing up. In 2004, she was able to put a name to those feelings when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. 
  • 8. Elie Mystal: Call It a Lynching

    May 19, 2020
    News reports have referred to the death of Ahmaud Arbery as a “shooting,” a “murder,” and a “killing.” But commentator Elie Mystal says it’s clear it should be called a “lynching.”  
  • 6. Jeff Yang on the Hard Work of Allyship

    May 5, 2020
    Journalist Jeff Yang was stunned after experiencing a racist attack at the grocery store. Now, he’s asking some tough questions about what allyship looks like in the age of Covid-19. 
  • 5. Robin DiAngelo Wants to Be a Little Less White

    Apr 28, 2020
    This week White Fragility author Robin DiAngelo joins Rebecca Carroll for an important conversation on whiteness, racism, and what white people can do to combat their own fragility.
  • 4. Issa Rae is Still Rooting for Everybody Black

    Apr 21, 2020
    Issa Rae joins Rebecca Carroll to talk about the return of Insecure, how she’s supporting the next generation of black artists, and why black audiences matter the most to her.
  • 3. Brittany Packnett Cunningham on Activism in Crisis

    Apr 14, 2020
    Rebecca Carroll talks to activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham on the small and big ways we can live in community during the coronavirus pandemic -- even though we’re forced to be apart.
  • How Bishop T. D. Jakes Keeps the Faith

    Apr 7, 2020
    How do you keep the faith when it feels like our country is falling apart? Host Rebecca Carroll turns to world famous Bishop T.D. Jakes for insight - and what he says will surprise you.