Nielsen and Panoply Media Introduce First Audience Targeted Podcast Marketplace Learn more
28 Min Released Jan 13, 2017

How Should We Talk About Whiteness?

This week, race was front and center at the confirmation hearing for Trump’s attorney general nominee, Jeff Sessions. Cory Booker and the head of the NAACP testified that Sessions’ history of alleged racist comments and his voting record suggested he could not fairly uphold the rights of all Americans. The Alabama senator fired back that he was not a racist and had fought to honor historical figures like Rosa Parks. The whole affair raised questions about how to discuss race, “whiteness,” and issues of identity politics in the Trump era. Marc Lamont Hill is a professor at Morehouse College, a frequent commentator on CNN, and a host for BET News. His new book is Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, *From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond*.

In the Spiel, Kellyanne Conway’s war on the media.

Today’s sponsor:

*LifeAfter. What happens to our digital lives when we’re gone? LifeAfter, a new series from GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the creators of last year’s award-winning The Message, explores these very questions. Listen and download LifeAfter *wherever you find your podcasts.

Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at Slate.com/gistplus.

Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist with Mike Pesca. A daily afternoon podcast about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight. Part of the Panoply Network.

Go To Show Page

More Episodes

Trumpcast: The End of Value Voters

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

Virginia Heffernan talks to Reza Aslan about Christianity and religion as a whole in the age of Trump.

0 Min

Apr 28, 2017

90 Seconds: Trump's Ichanoclast

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

Mike Pesca with three things: 1) Trump isn't done appointing billionaires to his administration; 2) Is Google doing enough to fight Holocaust deniers?; 3) No, John Bolton's mustache is not statesmanlike.

0 Min

Dec 22, 2016

Slate Money: Merchants of Death

Slate Money

On this week's special, transatlantic episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Columbia University and special guest John Gapper of the Financial Times discuss Citigroup's multi-billion dollar mortgage settlement, the merger of two

32 Min

Jul 19, 2014