Examining White Identity In A Very White State

Sep 14, 2015

Vermont is known for many things; racial diversity is not one of them. The state has one of the whitest populations in the country. As the U.S. navigates hard discussions of race and racism, it's worth asking: how exactly do we define what it means to be white? We’re looking at white identity, what it means, and why it's worth examining.

We're joined by Paul Marcus, lead trainer and former executive director at Community Change, a Boston-based non-profit that focuses on the role of white people in addressing systemic racism. And by C. Winter Han, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Middlebury College - where he focuses on racial and sexual identity - and author of "Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America."

Also on the program, we kick off the new season of  Dorothy’s List with Amy Noyes at Morristown Centennial Library, where a group of middle schoolers are reading Julie Berry’s novel: "The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place."

Broadcast live on Monday, September 14, 2015, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.