Race

Safe Space Radio

Monday, July 27, 2020 at 9 PM

Many white parents have never learned how to talk about race and racism with their kids. Their silence perpetuates racism—but it can be hard to know how to start. This hour-long program from Safe Space Radio is about talking to white kids about race and racism: how white parents, families, and teachers can learn to show up for racial justice in a way that will make a difference for generations to come. The show explores a wide variety of approaches with kids of all ages.

Monday, June 29, 2020 at 9 PM

WVPE continues its month-long series of programs focusing on racial justice with another episode of Peace Talks Radio.

Two topics on this new program. First, Judy Goldberg visits with Arjun Singh Sethi who tells us about his book, American Hate - Survivors Speak Out born out of his travels across the country to represent those directly impacted by hate crimes. Through the conversation we learn how adversity can activate all of us to become more involved in our local communities by standing up to hate and injustice.

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The Indiana State Department of Health broke down COVID-19 cases and deaths by race and ethnicity.

While black Hoosiers only comprise 9 percent of the state’s population, they account for 19 percent of deaths and 18 percent of cases. 

But, State Health Commissioner Kris Box says, while the data follows the national trend, it is incomplete. 

Reaction From Purdue NAACP To Daniels' Apology

Dec 5, 2019

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels is retracting and apologizing for a comment in which he called an African American scholar, in his words,  “one of the rare creatures in America.”

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In the aftermath of a town hall that was at times hostile Sunday in South Bend, Pete Buttigieg has sent out a campaign email to try and explain what is happening to his supporters. 

The text of that email is below: 

It’s been a week since a member of our South Bend family was shot and killed by a police officer.

The Invention Of Race

Jan 25, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9 PM

Professor Hershey says redistricting problems are largely connected with issues of diversity, and that an independent commission wouldn't solve the problem.