First, Ashley talks about the book, Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison. She further talks about Toni Morrison’s way of speaking about criticism, why opinion as criticism is a dire mistake, and how Ms. Morrison’s work stays in the present.
In the second segment, Tayler and Briana Holt ask you two things: Please stop calling the Black women in your life strong. And no more calling Karens Karen.
Listen in as they also discuss Brianna Holt’s part memoir, part cultural critique, In Our Shoes: On Being A Young Black Woman In Not-So “Post-Racial” America.
Books Brianna Loves:
The Dating Divide: Race and Desire in the Era of Online Romance by Celeste Vaughan Curington, Jennifer Hickes Lundquist, and Ken-Hou Lin
8 Rules of Love: How to Find It, Keep It, and Let It Go by Jay Shetty
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This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose