Don’t Call Me Resilient

What’s in a word? How to confront 150 years of racial stereotypes

Episode Notes

We keep hearing stories about white and non-Black people – including academics – somehow thinking it's ok to use the n-word. Ryerson University Professor Cheryl Thompson, author of ‘Uncle: Race, Nostalgia and the Politics of Loyalty,’ joins us to discuss how North American society spent the last 150 years creating racist stereotypes and language, how they continue to persist today – and what we might do to help stop it.

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Cheryl’s related article: How ‘Uncle Tom’ still impacts racial politics

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