September 6, 2018
What do we think about Colin Kapernick's Nike ad?, where the heck did the expression "browning of America come from"?, Tania declares that men who acknowledge and address their privilege aare sexy and Paul wonders why it's taken her so long to figure that out. We also have an inspiring conversation with Anthony Mosely and Marcus Robinson of Collaboraction; a theatre company that produces multi-media performances to incite change and address violence in Chicago.
***Ater two seasons this is Race Bait's final episode. Thank you for listening and being our community. For continued resources and content on race, diversity and inclusion please subscribe to Tania's blog Writing My Mind (also like her page on FB) . You can reach Paul at Hay Moon Media.
July 19, 2018
We close out our second season with a bang with this live episode of Race Bait, produced as part of the Steppenwold LookOut series. We were joined by Heidi Stevens, who writes the popular Balancing Act column for the Chicago Tribune, and Second City Alum and local actor/producer/director Antoine McKay, whose long list of tv and films credits iincludes recurring roles on "Patriot", and as Bunkie Williams on the smash hit, "Empire." It's a rollicking discussion in front of a sold-out house, featuring an audience bias test and the debut of Paul's highly-triggering game show, "Trump or NOT Trump"!
These are the list of words used in the bias test:
June 28, 2018
Wanna know how Tania and Paul really feel about each other and if they've ever walked away angry after a show? Interested to know why Tania says, "some of the most racist people I've ever met are the people who have Black Lives Matter signs on their lawns"? (@ 25:45) Dying to know why Paul says he wouldn't have been able to do this show 7 or 8 years ago? (@21:09) Curious what they think about a White teacher's choice to have Indian day in class? Wonder what they've learned after two seasons? Tania and Paul get interviewed by Nina Kavin of Dear Evanston a Facebook page and website devoted "to examining issues of race, equity, inclusion, diversity, and youth gun violence" Come see us LIVE at Steppenwolf Theatre July 16th at 7p. $10 tickets available here Heidi Stevens from the Chicago Tribune and Antoine McKay from Empire and Patriot will be our guests.
June 14, 2018
Our Racism is a Verb segment (@20:23) about a reporter's question for Serena Williams turns into a WhiteSplainin' segment that turns into Tania and Paul laughing their butts off while navigating one of their most awkward conversations yet! And our No Judgment Book Club discusses Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson. Come see us LIVE at Steppenwolf Theatre on July 16th at 7p. Tickets available here. Follow us @race_bait and like us on Race Bait's Facebook page.
May 31, 2018
We have a new tagline, a new segment (Whitesplainin' @30:00) and old racism to discuss! We talk safe spaces vs. brave spaces, the inhumanity of children being separated from their parents at the border, the NFL, the death toll in Puerto Rico and our newest segment WhiteSplainin' enables us to go deep. Tania gets the box office number wrong when we plug our live show coming up at Steppenwolf (call 312-335-1650) but she gets the date right! (July 16th at 7p). Come join us!
May 17, 2018
Paul and Tania talk with Rina Campbell; an expert in racial sensitivity training and racial bias. She is half white, half Filipina, married to a German man and went to highschool with Paul's wife. We talk about her experiences in a household with two ethnicities, going to all White schools and code-switching. She also shares why some white people are uncomfortable identifying as white within affinity groups. @40:55 Paul makes a great point about the distinction between shame and guilt. Tania wonders when it comes to the police and racial bias training Tania asks, "Can we undo our cognitive responses? Because they are the ones with he guns."
May 16, 2018
We share our BIG news, discuss the "State of Race Bait" and share the schedule for the rest of Season 2. New episode tomorrow May 17th! Tickets will be available as of May 18th 312-335-1650
May 10, 2018
In this episode Tania and Paul talk about and celebrate the genius of "This Is America" the video by Childish Gambino that is an example of why art matters especially in the age of Trump. Tania asks, "Can Black people go anywhere in this country anymore?" and Paul says, "White people nut up. Don't be fragile...We gotta call this shit out." Big announcement coming next week!
April 24, 2018
We talk about the men being arrested at Starbucks, whether Starbucks can really do unconcious bias training in half a day and what Tania would tell Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz if she had the chance. We grapple with what really needs to happen to change the script on racism. Tania got a response to her email from reps at the Lincoln Museum and it isn't good. Paul has a realization that is as he says, "as clear as the white on my face", grows weary and sings a bit of a song. We announce the next book for our "No Judgement Book Club" and we tease a big announcement that we'll be sharing in a few weeks!
April 5, 2018
Tania tells a tale about her family's problematic trip to the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Paul tells a tale about his much less problematic trip to the Robert Russa Moton Museum in Virgina which sparks conversation about, "Who lives, who dies who tells our story?" when it comes to slavery and civil rights history. We talk desegregation vs. integration, Tania takes an official stand on the n-word that may be suprising and Paul manages to once again say, "Black don't crack," much to Tania's dismay. BUT he does, "Take the note."