Creating Space to Talk about Race

The Young and the Woke

Jan 31 2022 • 10 mins

For over a year now, conservative politicians and pundits have weaponized "critical race theory" in attempts to turn out voters. Enraged parents have been protesting at school board meetings about what they fear is the indoctrination of their children.  Few, if any of them, have ever stepped into a classroom where students of different backgrounds are discussing race. What would the students themselves have to say about the impact of discussing race in the classroom? In this episode, guest host and producer Rose Khor shares the voices of a racially diverse group of students in Heath Madom's class at Oakland Tech. These students recently graduated from a career pathway at the school that discusses the intersection of race, policy, and law. Take a listen to what the students have to say about the role of discussing race in schools.