Rebel: Would You Hire a Racist?
Originally Aired: Tuesday June 12, 2018
WNYC’s cultural critic Rebecca Carroll has a new column on Gothamist (which WNYC relaunched in April). It’s called Rebel, and it’s not just a column – it’s a concept, that will also extend to The Greene Space in a series of live conversations featuring a wide range of thought leaders, who will join Rebecca to break down big questions about current events and popular culture.
The first installation of Rebel will unpack accountability in media and Trump’s America: Why did ABC hire Roseanne in the first place given her history of racism? Would you hire a racist? What does it mean for Oprah Winfrey to be the subject of an exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture during such a racially divisive moment in time? Why don’t we expect or demand the same reckoning for racists as we do for sexual predators amid the #MeToo movement? Why has racism been given such a broad platform in the new zeitgeist? We’re asking these questions and more. Come join the conversation.
Guests on this show:
Kara Brown, is a contributing writer to Shondaland.com, and a cohost on Crooked Media’s pop culture podcast, “Keep It”. She has written for Freeform’s grown-ish, Jezebel, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Billboard, and New York Magazine’s The Cut. This year, Forbes Magazine featured her in their “30 Under 30 in Hollywood and Entertainment” list.
Mona Eltahawy is an award-winning columnist, international public speaker, and author of Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. Her work, which focuses on Arab and Muslim issues and global feminism, has been featured in The New York Times opinion pages among other publications.
Ziwe Fumudoh is the host of “Baited with Ziwe” and a writer on “The Rundown with Robin Thede.” She also has a monthly show at Union Hall called “Pop Show”.
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