As more Americans join the growing movement for racial justice, one of the challenges for white allies is grappling with our country’s long history of white supremacy and renegotiating the meaning of whiteness. Artist and audio producer Phoebe Unter has been confronting these issues head-on in her podcast miniseries Race Traitor. Today, she joins Wednesday […]
The Poor People’s Campaign builds on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call for a “revolution of values” in America. It is a movement that brings people together, seeking to “confront the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.” Later […]
Since the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis on Monday, May 25, there have been protests in cities all over the country demanding racial justice and an end to police brutality. Madison has seen daily protests taking place since last Saturday, and there has been a lot of discussion about […]
The murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia in February rose to national attention last week. Footage was released of two armed white men pursuing and attempting to detain Arbery for a crime there was no evidence he’d committed. With Georgia’s “citizen’s arrest” law wrongfully cited as a defense, it could be time to look into […]
Religious leaders have been at the forefront of the fight for racial justice in Madison and around the country—and have been for over a century—but we don’t often consider the relationship between faith stories and political struggle. For today’s episode, guest host Nan Enstad explores this history with Randal Jelks, author of Faith and the […]
Emilio De Torre, Director of Community Engagement at the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks about some of that group’s activities related to racial justice, divestment in mass incarceration, and hopes of prison reform under the Evers’ administration.