Program Aims to Teach White Liberals How to Talk About Race
After the 2016 presidential election, David Campt realized America had a bigger problem than he’d thought.
“Before the election I perceived, ‘Oooh there’s a whole bunch of angry white people, and Trump represents their anger. And man, they are about to lose big,” he said.
“After Trump won, I realized we’ve had a massive white ally fail, because look what happened: He won by essentially 77,000 votes, and there’s a whole bunch of ‘woke’ white folk who didn’t talk to people in their own family about a candidate who represented something a lot of people felt but was clearly at least racially problematic.”
Campt wants to change that.
To read the rest of this article and listen to the interview, go to: Program Aims to Teach White Liberals How to Talk About Race, by Erica Morrison, for Oregon Public Broadcasting, on NPR’s Morning Edition