Episode 23: Race Hustlers Part IV – White Ladies

Thursday, January 28th 2021 | 01:27:58

We all remember the day Rachel Dolezal broke the internet in 2015, but at this point is it even surprising when we hear about a white lady pretending to be Black or Puerto Rican or Spanish? What drives a person to lie about something as fundamental as their racial or cultural identity?

Today we're dissecting the appropriations and the non-apologies from Dolezal to Hilary "I vacationed once in Spain so I am Spanish" Baldwin - all for your listening pleasure.


Huge thanks to all the wonderful guests who joined us for this episode!!

  • Elena Romero - fashion, hip hop, and Latinx journalist.
  • Elisa Prosperetti - visiting professor of history at Mount Holyoke College.
  • Lauren Michele Jackson - author of White Negroes. Follow Lauren on Twitter @proseb4bros for more thoughts on culture and cultural appropriation.

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