May 15, 2014 – Segment 3
We ask the questions: What Is White Male Privilege? And Why Is It So Hard To Talk About? Inspired by the discussion around Princeton Freshman Tal Fortgang’s controversial essay on the topic of privilege, reprinted in Time last week, we talk with our panel:
- Mychal Denzel Smith, contributing writer to The Nation who wrote the piece, “No One Cares If You Never Apologize For Your White Privilege“;
- Hasdai Westbrook, Partner at ChangingMedia, a digital agency devoted to social change;
- Eli Plenk, New York-based writer, organizer and teacher who has spent a decade working at the intersection of racial justice and education, who wrote the piece, “Dear Tal: An Open Letter About American Jewish Privilege“;
- and Michelle Antoinette aka LOVE the Poet, spoken word artist and musician.