The Humanize Podcast

When Schools Fear ‘Noise’ w/ Nikole Hannah-Jones

Learning From the Controversial Speech Cancellation at Middlesex School

How do we distinguish between sadness and remorse and individual guilt? How do we teach the youth that you can feel shame for something your country did, without feeling responsible? We have all heard about the controversy surrounding Nikole Hannah-Jones and the 1619 Project. Now you can hear directly from Nikole herself. As an award winning investigative reporter for the New York Times and a Pulitzer prize winner, she has a lot to being to the table. Join us as we sit down together and discuss the 1619 project, the social construct of racism in our country, and pushing boundaries.

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One this episode we explore:

Nikole’s theory on shoe culture in Black communities and why it matters
Learning to study culture from the inside, as well as the outside, to really understand where we are coming from
What it means when we say race is a social construct
The theory that Blackness was created to define whiteness and how it doesn’t exist in a place where no one is white
Nikole’s experience of being disinvited from speaking at Middlesex School and how that has created the “noise” they were afraid her visit would create
How we can all work together to dismantle the system, so that we ALL can rise
What “hope” means and how it relates to action, and why both are important

And so much more!

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