We talk with author Jacqueline Battalora the author of Birth of A White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today who shares historical proof that White people are made up. Tania is very excited about this. Jackie is a White woman who was a Chicago cop and is currently a lawyer and a sociology professor, in addition to being an anti-racist activist. Get ready to have your mind blown!
In this bonus episode you'll hear another part we cut from our interview with the brilliant Lesley Williams (episode 13) where Lesley talks about Moby Dick in a way that will make you sound super smart at your next cocktail party.
BONUS Episode: What do Scandal, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, American Girl Dolls and Black Nazis have to do with racial equity?
In this bonus episode you'll hear the part we cut out of our interview with Evanston librarian Lesley Williams (episode 13) where we talk Scandal, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, American Girl Dolls and Black Nazis. That's right, black nazis.
Do the depictions of race in "To Kill A Mockinbird" hold up 50 years later? Is Atticus Finch a Trope or a Treasure? Alert your English teacher: Tania and Paul discuss the movie based on Harper Lee's classic novel! Also: Cranky Librarian verdict will make you angry, and yet another child, Jordan Edwards, is killed by police.
We dance on Bill O'Reilly's Fox News grave, Lesley Williams; a biracial-Jewish-social activist-bad ass librarian joins us for a conversation that ranges from racism in publishing to Uber? or Lyft? and Tania has a "racism is a verb" with a surprise ending!
Episode 12: Our first guest and “I’ve always wanted to ask” with a bit of “Is that racist” on the side
We welcome the velvety-voiced Derrick Nelson and have an extremely unexpected discussion of Daisy Dukes, Tania’s Big dry cleaning dilemma is RESOLVED and Paul tries for an, “I’ve always wanted to ask?”, but finds himself in an uncomfortable version of, “is that racist?”
We forgot to celebrate our 10th episode so we do it in episode 11! Tania has an "always wanted to ask" for Paul, we look back including talk about our "first fight" and forward sharing big plans for Race Bait's future.
We talk Rachel Dolezal and whether "Trans Black" is a "thing" (hint: it's not), Tania has a theory on Bill O'Reilly and Tania and Paul take an acting term and relate it to how to accept feedback when dealing with issues around race.
Do micro-aggressions matter? Is St. Patrick's Day racist? Is Race Bait getting sued? These questions and MORE answered in this week's episode.
In this bonus episode you'll hear the part we cut out of our Obama episode (episode 5) where Tania explains (much to Paul's chagrin) why Black people can say "Black don't crack" but White people can't. You'll also hear some of us talking about Obama. You're welcome. We're back next week with a new episode!